Senate Bill 1421

A Message from Sheriff Barnes

Senate Bill 1421 took effect on January 1, 2019 and requires the release of law enforcement records relating to officer involved shootings, uses of force resulting in death or great bodily injury and sustained findings against peace officers of dishonesty or sexual assault, as defined by the law. Such records had previously been exempt from public disclosure.

All records released must be thoroughly reviewed to ensure legally protected personal information of victims, witnesses, the accused, law enforcement and other involved parties are redacted. Each record is separately reviewed by investigators, human resources staff, county counsel, and records personnel. This painstaking process ensures all aspects are reviewed and all responsive information and details are disclosed.

As your Sheriff, I know that the trust of the community is vital to providing effective law enforcement services. In 2018, our deputies responded to 363,023 calls for service. Of those, only 0.1% resulted in a use of force. As is clear from these numbers, the vast majority of our deputies use force sparingly and only under the most difficult of circumstances.

I encourage you to view these records, absent the lens of sensationalism and innuendo. I trust that you will view these records judiciously, and see that the vast majority of our deputies do an excellent job, often under difficult circumstances, with professionalism and integrity. And I hope you trust that when mistakes happen, we have a record of holding our people accountable.

Redactions were made to the responsive records as follows:

  • Home addresses, personal phone numbers, dates of birth, driver’s license numbers (Penal Code 832.7(b)(5)(A))
  • Names of victims and witnesses (Penal Code 832.7(b)(5)(B))
  • Current undercover officers because disclosure of their identifies would compromise their safety and pending investigations (Penal Code 832.7(b)(5)(D); 832.7(b)(6))
  • Juvenile names (Welfare and Institutions Code 827; Penal Code 832.7(b)(5)(B))
  • Personal information about an individual who was the subject of a use of force (Penal Code 832.7(b)(5)(C))

We have also blurred images on the video recordings of the following:

  • The faces of victims and witnesses (Penal Code 832.7(b)(5)(B))
  • The private body parts of inmates (Penal Code 832.7(b)(5)(C))

We have withheld the audio recording of an interview with the victim of a sexual assault as defined by SB 1421 (Government Code 6254.4.5)

SB 1421 requires the disclosure of records relating to an incident in which the use of force resulted in great bodily injury. Because SB 1421 does not define “great bodily injury,” we are using the definition of “serious bodily injury” in Government Code section 12525.2, subdivision (d) as follows: “[A] bodily injury that involves a substantial risk of death, unconsciousness, protracted and obvious disfigurement, or protracted loss or impairment of the function of a bodily member or organ.” We have included incidents where the subject had a broken bone, or where a deputy used the carotid control hold, causing the subject to briefly lose consciousness.

Available Records

19-032109 OIS

In August of 2019, deputies were involved in an officer involved shooting in the City of Stanton. The case was investigated by the Orange County District Attorney's Office and no criminal charges were filed. The Officer Involved Shooting was determined to be within policy.

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18-002705 OIS

In January of 2018, deputies were involved in an officer involved shooting in the City of  Lake Forest. The case was investigated by the Orange County District Attorney's Office and no criminal charges were filed. The Officer Involved Shooting was determined to be within policy.

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16-287025 OIS

In December of 2016 , a deputy was involved in an officer involved shooting in the City of Dana Point. The case was investigated by the Orange County District Attorney's Office and no criminal charges were filed. The Officer Involved Shooting was determined to be within policy.

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15-165583 OIS

In August of 2015, deputies were involved in an officer involved shooting in San Diego County. The case was investigated by the Orange County District Attorney's Office and the San Diego County District Attorney's Office and no criminal charges were filed. The Officer Involved Shooting was determined to be within policy.

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13-155963 OIS

In August of 2013, a deputy was involved in an officer involved shooting in the City of Yorba Linda. The case was investigated by the Orange County District Attorney's Office and no criminal charges were filed. The Officer Involved Shooting was determined to be within policy.

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12-108630 OIS

In June of 2012, a deputy was involved in an Officer Involved Shooting in the City of San Juan Capistrano.  No injuries resulted from the OIS.  The case was investigated by the Orange County District Attorney's office and no criminal charges were filed.  

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11-222961 OIS

In December of 2011, a deputy was involved in an officer involved shooting in the City of Lake Forest. The case was investigated by the Orange County District Attorney's Office and no criminal charges were filed. The Officer Involved Shooting was determined to be within policy.

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11-211028 OIS

On November 11, 2011, a deputy was involved in an officer involved shooting in the City of San Juan Capistrano.  The case was investigated by the Orange  County District Attorney's Office and no criminal charges were filed.  The Officer Involved Shooting was determined to be within policy.

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18-033347 Use of Force

On August 20, 2018, deputies were involved in a Use of Force in the City of San Juan Capistrano.  The case was investigated by the Orange County District Attorney's office and no criminal charges were filed.  

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17-020481 Use of Force

On May 26, 2017, deputies were involved in a Use of Force in the City of Lake Forest and again at the Intake and Release Center.  The case was investigated by the Orange County District Attorney's office and no criminal charges were filed.  The use of force was determined to be outside of policy with policy violations addressed and discipline issued. 

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16-060907 Use of Force

On March 12, 2016, deputies were involved in a Use of Force in the City of Yorba Linda.  The case was investigated by the Orange County District Attorney's office and no criminal charges were filed.  The use of force was determined to be within policy.

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17-003805 OIS

On January 30, 2017, a deputy was involved in an officer involved shooting in the unincorporated area of Santa Ana.  The case was investigated by the Orange County District Attorney's Office and no criminal charges were filed.  The Officer Involved Shooting was determined to be within policy. 

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15-093645 OIS

On May 12, 2015, deputies were involved in an officer involved shooting in the City of Rancho Santa Margarita.  The case was investigated by the Orange County District Attorney's Office and no criminal charges were filed.  Policy violations were identified and discipline issued.

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13-188544 OIS

On September 24, 2013, a deputy was involved in an officer involved shooting in the City of Laguna Niguel.  The case was investigated by the Orange County District Attorney's Office and no criminal charges were filed.  The Officer Involved Shooting was determined to be within policy.

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19-059 Sustained Dishonesty

In May , 2019, an Investigator was found to be dishonest in the performance of duty.  The District Attorney filed criminal charges and the Investigator pled guilty to three misdemeanors.  The Investigator resigned prior to termination proceedings.

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18-033960 Use of Force

On August 24, 2018, deputies were involved in a use of force at the Theo Lacy Facility in Orange.  The use of force was determined to be outside of policy with policy violations addressed and discipline issued. 

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15-116 Sexual Assault

In August 2015, allegations of sexual harassment were lodged against a deputy working at the Theo Lacy Facility.  An internal affairs investiagtion upheld violations of multiple policies.  The deputy was terminated in October 2017.

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13-148 Sustained Dishonesty

In December 2013, information was provided to the Department regarding Grand Jury testimony of a deputy. The deputy was found to be dishonest in the performance of duty. The deputy was terminated in May 2014.

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20-006528 Use of Force

On February 18, 2020 deputies were involved in a use of force in the city of Anaheim. The use of force was determined to be within policy. Training issues were identified and corrective action was addressed. 

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13-004 Sustained Dishonesty

On April 5, 2012 deputies were involved in a use of force in the city of Laguna Niguel that was not documented. Discipline was issued for multiple policy violations. 

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19-027020 Use of Force

On July 15, 2019 deputies were involved in a use of force in the unincorporated are of La Mirada.  The subject was pronounced deceased at the scene.  The use of force was determined to be within policy. Link to responsive records -  https://cpraazlrshotprod1.blob.core.usgovcloudapi.net/cpraprod1/Mediazip/UOF/UOF.19-027020.zip  Please note that due to the size of the files, and depending on download speeds, it could take several minutes for the files to open.

19-005291 Use of Force

On February 9, 2019 deputies were involved in a use of force in the city of Rancho Santa Margarita. The use of force was determined to be within policy. Training issues were identified and corrective action was addressed. Link to responsive records- https://cpraazlrshotprod1.blob.core.usgovcloudapi.net/cpraprod1/Mediazip/UOF/UOF.19-005291.zip   Please note that due to the size of the files, and depending on download speeds, it could take several minutes for the files to open.

14-121963 Officer Involved Shooting (OIS)

On June 29, 2014 an OIS occurred in the unincorporated are of Ladera Ranch.  This case was investigated by the Orange County District Attorney's office and no criminal charges were filed.  Link to responsive records - https://cpraazlrshotprod1.blob.core.usgovcloudapi.net/cpraprod1/Mediazip/OIS/OIS.14-121963.zip Please note that due to the size of the files, and depending on download speeds, it could take several minutes for the files to open.

16-037674 OIS

On February 15, 2016, an officer-involved shooting occurred in the city of Yorba Linda. The subject was pronounced deceased. This case was investigated by the Orange County District Attorney's office and no criminal charges were filed.  Link to responsive records- https://cpraazlrshotprod1.blob.core.usgovcloudapi.net/cpraprod1/Mediazip/OIS/OIS.16-037674.zip Please note that due to the size of the files, and depending on download speeds, it could take several minutes for the files to open.

18-011596 Use of Force

On March 20, 2018 deputies were involved in a use of force in the city of San Clemente. The use of force was determined to be within policy. Training issues were identified and corrective action was addressed. Link to responsive records- https://cpraazlrshotprod1.blob.core.usgovcloudapi.net/cpraprod1/Mediazip/UOF/UOF.18-011596.zip Please note that due to the size of the files, and depending on download speeds, it could take several minutes for the files to open.

 

17-032444 Use of Force

On August 17, 2017 deputies at the Intake Release Center in Santa Ana were involved in a use of force. The use of force for four deputies was determined to be within policy.  Training issues were identified with two deputies and corrective action was addressed. Link to responsive records- https://cpraazlrshotprod1.blob.core.usgovcloudapi.net/cpraprod1/Mediazip/UOF/UOF.17-032444.zip  Please note that due to the size of the files, and depending on download speeds, it could take several minutes for the files to open.

17-036781 Use of Force

On September 17, 2017 deputies were involved in a use of force at the Central Men's Jail in Santa Ana. The use of force was determined to be within policy with training or corrective action addressed. Link to responsive records- https://cpraazlrshotprod1.blob.core.usgovcloudapi.net/cpraprod1/Mediazip/UOF/UOF.17-036781.zip Please note that due to the size of the files, and depending on download speeds, it could take several minutes for the files to open.

18-005421 OIS

On February 6, 2018, an officer-involved shooting occurred in the city of Laguna Woods. The subject was pronounced deceased. This case was investigated by the Orange County District Attorney's office and no criminal charges were filed. The Department is conducting an administrative review. Link to responsive records- https://cpraazlrshotprod1.blob.core.usgovcloudapi.net/cpraprod1/Mediazip/OIS/OIS.18-005421.zip Please note that due to the size of the files, and depending on download speeds, it could take several minutes for the files to open.

17-006092 Use of Force

On February 15, 2017, a deputy was involved in a use of force at the Intake Release Center. The use of force was determined to be within policy. The deputy was issued an unpaid suspension and training areas identified and addressed. Link to responsive records- https://cpraazlrshotprod1.blob.core.usgovcloudapi.net/cpraprod1/Mediazip/UOF/UOF.17-006092.zip Please note that due to the size of the files, and depending on download speeds, it could take several minutes for the files to open.

12-022073 OIS

On February 7, 2012, an officer-involved shooting occurred in the city of San Clemente. The subject was pronounced deceased. This case was investigated by the Orange County District Attorney's office and no criminal charges were filed. The Department conducted an internal investigation and found no violation of departmental policies or procedures found on the part of the deputy.   Link to responsive records- https://cpraazlrshotprod1.blob.core.usgovcloudapi.net/cpraprod1/Mediazip/OIS/OIS.12-022073.zip

AB748: Officer-involved Shooting

On August 21, 2019, deputies in the city of Stanton were involved in an officer-involved shooting. This information is being released in response to AB748. Link to responsive records- https://cpraazlrshotprod1.blob.core.usgovcloudapi.net/cpraprod1/Mediazip/OIS/OIS.19-032109%20AB748.zip

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16-253663 Use of Force

On September 28, 2016, deputies were involved in a use of force at the Central Men's Jail. The use of force was determined to be within policy with training areas identified and addressed. Link to responsive records- https://cpraazlrshotprod1.blob.core.usgovcloudapi.net/cpraprod1/Mediazip/UOF/UOF.16-253663.zip
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16-204638 Use of Force

On August 11, 2016, deputies were involved in a use of force at the Intake Release Center. The use of force was determined to be within policy with training areas identified and addressed. Link to responsive records- https://cpraazlrshotprod1.blob.core.usgovcloudapi.net/cpraprod1/Mediazip/UOF/UOF.16-204638.zip
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14-160051 Sexual Assault

Deputy Nicholas Caropino was accused of sexually assaulting a female prior to booking her into jail, and engaging in sexual behavior with the female at her residence days later. Caropino was terminated from employment on August 18, 2015. The District Attorney’s office declined to file criminal charges against Caropino.

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14-204617 Use of Force

On October 23, 2014, deputies were involved in a use of force that occurred in the booking loop of the Intake Release Center jail located in Santa Ana. The use of force was determined to be within policy.

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15-027200 Use of Force

On February 11, 2015, deputies were  involved in a use of force that occurred in the Intake Release Center jail located in Santa Ana. The use of force was determined to be within policy.

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15-063223 Use of Force

On April 2, 2015, deputies were involved in a use of force that occurred in the booking loop of the Intake Release Center jail located in Santa Ana. The use of force was determined to be within policy.

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15-128868 Use of Force

On June 24, 2015, members of the North Gang Enforcement Team were involved in a use of force that occurred in an alley in Garden Grove. The use of force was determined to be within policy.

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