LOS ANGELES, Jan 3 ( Associated Press) — California Attorney General Rob Bonta’s office said today that, after a “thorough investigation,” it has determined that the police officer who caused the death of an innocent Latino in 2021 will be charged with murder. There is insufficient evidence to file criminal charges against him.
The report released this Tuesday states that on the night of August 21, 2021, Guadalupe Police Department (GPD) Officer Miguel Jaimes and another agent were “contacted” by a man suspected of starting a fire that day and He had two outstanding warrants for his arrest.
Reports said the man fled from officers, ignoring multiple orders to show hands.
It states that during a foot chase, the man raised his right hand “as if he had a firearm.” In response, James fired three shots at the man, who fell to the ground and was arrested without firing a shot, and a black torch belonging to the suspect was later found at the scene.
“However, Juan Luis Olvera Preciado, an innocent bystander at the scene who was not visible to officers, was later found dead in his car,” the document states.
It added that the investigation later indicated that a bullet fired by the officer ricocheted off the ground, traveled approximately 174 feet (53 m), entered a partially open car door, and ultimately struck Olvera Preciado. He was hit in the head, causing his death. Death.
The report indicates that, after a “thorough investigation and a thorough review of the evidence”, the California Department of Justice concluded that James acted in his own defense and in the defense of others, therefore, “in accordance with the parameters of applicable law.” , there is insufficient evidence to file criminal charges.”