OCDA Cites Lack of Evidence to Charge Cops in Fatal Santa Ana Police Shooting
Updated: Aug 19, 2020
Santa Ana policemen Saul Esquivel and Dorin Buchanan refused to speak with Orange County District Attorney investigators about last year's officer-involved shooting that killed David Contreras. The only other direct witness, Contreras himself, is dead. Without clear video evidence or detailed police statements, the OCDA closed its inquiry into the Nov. 6, 2016 shooting without pressing charges after patching together whatever they could to recount the events of that night.
Read more on my latest OC Weekly Navel Gazing Blog post: http://www.ocweekly.com/news/ocda-cant-clear-or-charge-sapd-cops-in-shooting-8475258