San Joaquin County
District Attorney's Office

SJCDA Releases Findings and Decision in the Matter of Keian Jones (2017 Officer-Involved Shooting)

Today, the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office (SJCDA) released its findings in the November 14, 2017 officer-involved shooting that resulted in the death of Keian Jones. It is the decision of the SJCDA that the use of deadly force by Stockton Police Officers was justified under the circumstances.

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, the San Joaquin County Sheriff-Coroner’s Office, and the California Department of Justice.

The findings and conclusion of this investigation was completed on September 25, 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. Jones were also notified of this decision. A copy of the report has been provided to them.

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