Agencies: Salinas Police Department California
Last updated: 12 months ago
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.