San Joaquin County
District Attorney's Office

SJCDA Releases Findings and Decision in the Matter of Abelino Cuevas-Cordova (2016 Officer-Involved Use of Force)

Today, the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office (SJCDA) released its findings in the March 7, 2016 officer-involved use of force that resulted in the death of Abelino Cuevas-Cordova. It is the decision of the SJCDA that no criminal charges are warranted against either Stockton Police Officer involved in the arrest of Mr. Cuevas-Cordova.

This decision was made after SJCDA Office’s Officer-Involved Critical Incident Review Committee reviewed the investigations by the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Bureau of Investigations, the Stockton Police Department, and the San Joaquin County Sheriff-Coroner’s Office.

The findings and conclusion of this investigation was completed on September 4, 2019 and has been memorialized in a report. On that date, this Office notified the Stockton Police Department of the findings.

In addition, family members of Mr. Cuevas-Cordova were also notified of a decision through their legal representatives. A copy of the report was provided to them prior to this announcement.

The memorandum detailing the SJCDA’s findings and conclusion follow below.