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Juan Luis Acuna, 30
Salinas, California
July 26, 2013

Agencies: Salinas Police Department California

Last updated: 7 months ago

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None of 10 cops — including eight from the Salinas Police Department — will face criminal charges following the lethal firefight with Juan Luis Acuña in July 2013, prosecutors announced Friday.

Each was acting in either self-defense or defense of others, said Monterey County Deputy District Attorney Ed Hazel. Therefore, he said, they were legally permitted to stand their ground against Acuña.

The shooting was Salinas' only officer-involved fatality of 2013. In 2014, Salinas police killed four, sparking significant outcry, especially among the Latino population of the Alisal. Each of the five men killed over the two-year span was Latino.