San Joaquin County
District Attorney's Office
  • SJCDA Releases Findings and Decision in the Matter of Keenan Bradley (2016 Officer-Involved Shooting)

    Sep 10, 2019, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    Today, the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office (SJCDA) released its findings in the November 1, 2016 officer-involved shooting that resulted in the death of Keenan Bradley. It is the decision of the SJCDA that the use of deadly force by an off-duty San Joaquin County Sherriff’s Deputy was justified under the circumstances.
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  • CASE UPDATE: Shunichi Fujishima Pleads to Felony Violations

    Sep 3, 2019, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    On August 27th, 2019, Defendant Shunichi Fujishima entered pleas to felony violations of Penal Code section 288.5(a), Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child Under 14, and 288.2(a)(2), Sending/Exhibiting Harmful Matter to a Minor. He is scheduled to be sentenced on October 7, 2019, to serve 12 years in state prison.
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  • People v. Jeff Hardcastle

    Aug 30, 2019, 00:05 AM by User Not Found
    The District Attorney of San Joaquin County has filed the following charges against Defendant Jeff Hardcastle: a felony violation of Penal Code Sections 245(a)(4), Assault with Force likely to cause Great Bodily Injury, and a felony violation of PenalCode Section 273d(a), Child Abuse with Great Bodily Injury to Victim 1 (age 5). He was further charged with additional violations of Penal Code section 245(a)(4) and Penal Code section 273d(a) as to a second victim (age 11). The defendant has two prior"strike" convictions and prison priors. The District Attorney requested bail and it was set in the amount of 2.3 million dollars.; The case returns to court on September 16, 2019.
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  • Assemblymember Eggman Announces Legislation to Protect Domestic Violence Survivors from Gun Violence

    Aug 30, 2019, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman (D – Stockton) announced legislation today to ensure the relinquishment of weapons by individuals currently prohibited from possessing firearms. Assembly Bill 465 would strengthen and clarify the court process for firearm relinquishment for those who, under current law, should not have guns because they have a domestic violence restraining order against them.
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  • Update to People v Aaron Weddles and Princess Canez-Walker

    Aug 28, 2019, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    STOCKTON - People v Aaron Weddles and Princess Canez-Walker. Today, Weddles, 42, and Canez-Walker, 34, entered guilty pleas to eight (8) counts of Child Endangerment [Penal Code section 273a(a)]. The child endangerment charges relate to the couple’s overall neglect, abandonment, and failure to protect and provide for their eight (8) children, whose ages ranged from one month to 12 years of age. In exchange for their pleas today, Weddles and Canez-Walker were sentenced to fifteen (15) years and four (4) months in state prison.
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  • Youth Leadership Academy Enters its Final Week

    Jul 10, 2019, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    On June 10th, the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office kicked off the San Joaquin County Justice System Youth Leadership Academy in coordination with Superior Court Judge Vlavaiaos. A record number of students, representing 27 high schools were accepted to the five-week program, which includes classroom, courtroom, and field trips for a behind-the-scenes, hands-on, interactive experience with the justice system.
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  • Press Conference on New Restorative Justice Pilot Project

    Jul 5, 2019, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    San Joaquin County District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar is proud to announce her involvement with Senator Glazer, Assemblymember Eggman, and Criminal Justice Reform Advocates to Discuss a Restorative Justice Pilot Progra
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  • Statement Regarding Employee Lawsuit

    Jul 2, 2019, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    Today, the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office was made aware of a lawsuit filed in Superior Court last week by an employee of the District Attorney’s Office. The District Attorney has not been formally served with the lawsuit.
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  • SJCDA Releases Findings and Decision in the Matter of Matthew Palaita (Officer Involved Shooting)

    Jun 28, 2019, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    Today, the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office (SJCDA) released its findings in the October 23, 2017 officer-involved shooting that resulted in the death of Matthew Palaita. It is the decision of the SJCDA that the use of deadly force by Lodi Police Officers was justified under the circumstances.
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  • Update on EBK Gang Investigation

    Jun 24, 2019, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    Responding to a recent spike in violence in the March Lane and Holiday Drive area of Stockton, the Stockton Police Department, in partnership with the District Attorney's Office's Violent Criminal Enterprise Unit and Bureau of Investigations, launched an investigation into the EBK criminal street gang.
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  • District Attorney Statement on Grand Jury Report on Cold Cases

    May 31, 2019, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    The San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office (SJCDA) is in receipt of the San Joaquin County Grand Jury Report regarding "Cold Cases in San Joaquin County."
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  • Arresting and Prosecuting the Drivers of Violence in San Joaquin County

    May 23, 2019, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    This morning, the Stockton Police Department, in coordination with the Tracy Police Department, Manteca Police Department, San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office, San Joaquin County Probation, Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), District Attorney Investigators, and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, executed nine search warrants and one parole search throughout the city of Stockton.
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  • Protecting Seniors in Our Community

    May 22, 2019, 00:05 AM by User Not Found
    Today, San Joaquin County commemorated Senior Awareness Day with an outreach event at the county fairgrounds. Members of the office were present to share information about our Communities Against Senior Exploitation (CASE) Partnership Program , and the various resources available through our office to protect and serve senior citizens.
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  • UPDATE: People v. Donte Revels

    May 22, 2019, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    On Tuesday, May 21, 2019 Revels, 33, was convicted by a jury for the death of a two-year-old in his care. Charges of conviction include: assault on a child under 8 years of age causing death (Penal Code section 273ab) and child endangerment (Penal Code section 2673a(a).)
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  • People v. Alvin Larry Davis

    May 20, 2019, 00:05 AM by User Not Found
    Today, Davis, 78, was sentenced for the July 5, 2012 murder of Hazel Dingman who was 84 years old at the time of her murder. Davis was sentenced to life in state prison without the possibility of parole plus a 25 to life in prison term.
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  • People v. Anthony Silva, Statement of Plea

    May 20, 2019, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    Pursuant to plea negotiations, Defendant has agreed to enter a plea to Count Six, to wit: Penal Code Section
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  • People v. Edward Iturralde

    May 17, 2019, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    On Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 Iturralde, 60, was convicted by a jury of nine counts of sexual molestation (Penal Code section 288 (A)) involving four different victims. Iturralde was also convicted of attempting to dissuade three of the victims from testifying. (Penal Code section 136.1(A)(2).)
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  • SJCDA Releases Findings and Decision in the Matter of Rodney Watts (2016 Officer Involved Shooting)

    Apr 16, 2019, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    Pursuant to the provisions of the San Joaquin County Officer-Involved Critical Incident Protocol, effective August 1, 1994, the responsibility of the Office of the District Attorney is to review the facts and determine what, if any, criminal charges should be filed whenever there is an officer-involved fatality or life-threatening incident.
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  • Protecting Children - A Priority for Our Community

    Apr 4, 2019, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    Each generation looks to young people to create a brighter future that encourages safe and engaging communities. This hope begins with healthy children being supported by their families, caregivers, teachers, and community. The District Attorney's Office collaborates with local law enforcement agencies and community based organizations to combat horrific crimes committed against some of our most vulnerable citizens - our children.
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  • SJCDA Releases Findings And Decision In The Matter of Jose Feliciano (2017 Officer Involved Shooting)

    Apr 2, 2019, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    Pursuant to the provisions of the San Joaquin County Officer-Involved Critical Incident Protocol, effective August 1, 1994, the responsibility of the Office of the District Attorney is to review the facts and determine what, if any, criminal charges should be filed whenever there is an officer-involved fatality or life- threatening incident.
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