In-Custody Deaths

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office conducts an independent and thorough review of the evidence in every in-custody death in Los Angeles County in which a law enforcement officer used force. If the officer’s use of force is determined to be within the law, a detailed memorandum is prepared and posted here. Some information, including the compelled statements of law enforcement officers, is confidential under California law and therefore is redacted.


July 2019


July 11, 2019: In-Custody Death of Juan Correa


June 2019


June 18, 2019: In-Custody Death of Jose Chavez


May 2019


May 15, 2019: In-Custody Death of Carlos Gonzales


April 2019


April 23, 2019: In-Custody Death of Stephen Cherry


March 2019




February 2019




January 2019


January 11, 2019: In-Custody Death of Daniel Torres-Constantine