San Joaquin County
District Attorney's Office

SJCDA Releases Findings and Decision in the Matter of Filiberto Valencia (2016 Officer-Involved Use of Force)

Today, the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office (SJCDA) released its findings in the January 19, 2016 officer-involved use of force that resulted in the death of Filiberto Valencia. It is the decision of the SJCDA that no criminal charges are warranted against Stockton Police Officers involved in the arrest of Mr. Valencia.

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 October 2, 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. Valencia were notified of a decision and given an opportunity to meet with us to discuss our findings and the report. In addition, yesterday morning, members of the SJCDA Office met with family members of Mr. Valencia to discuss this decision. A copy of the report has been provided to them.

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