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.


June 2018




May 2018


May 1, 2018: In-Custody Death of Jonathan Salcido
May 2, 2018: In-Custody Death of Thomas Binkley


April 2018


April 3, 2018: In-Custody Death of Reginald Thomas
April 16, 2018: In-Custody Death of Johnny Araniva


March 2018




February 2018


February 20, 2018: In-Custody Death of Manuel Ornelas


January 2018