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DA Releases Report on Rodger Officer-Involved Shooting

Dudley Determines First Responders Lawfully Fired at Isla Vista Killer


District Attorney Joyce Dudley on Tuesday released her legal analysis of the non-fatal officer-involved shootings of Elliot Rodger on May 23, 2014. Dudley found that Sergeant Brad Welch, Detective Brian Flick, Deputy Adrian Marquez, and Deputy Jorden Walker, the first responders who fired at the Isla Vista killer’s vehicle, acted lawfully in self-defense and in defense of civilians when they used deadly force. As stated in the report, “It is apparent had they not fired at the suspect, many more lives would have been lost.”

Read the full report below.


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