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

    Nov 1, 2019, 00:05 AM by User Not Found
    Today, the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office (SJCDA) released its findings in the December 21, 2016officer-involved shooting that resulted in the death of Luis Ambrosio. It is the decision of the SJCDA that the use of deadly force by a San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Deputy was justified under the circumstances
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  • SJCDA Releases Findings and Decision in the Matter of Filiberto Valencia (2016 Officer-Involved Use of Force)

    Nov 1, 2019, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    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.
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  • SJCDA Releases Findings and Decision in the Matter of Isaiah Howard (2019 Officer-Involved Shooting)

    Oct 17, 2019, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    Today, the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office (SJCDA) released its findings in the February 2, 2019 officer-involved shooting that resulted in the death of Isaiah Howard. It is the decision of the SJCDA that the use of deadly force by a Stockton Police Officer was justified under the circumstances.
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  • SJCDA Releases Findings and Decision in the Matter of Abelino Cuevas-Cordova (2016 Officer-Involved Use of Force)

    Sep 27, 2019, 00:05 AM by User Not Found
    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.
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  • SJCDA Releases Findings and Decision in the Matter of Keian Jones (2017 Officer-Involved Shooting)

    Sep 27, 2019, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    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.
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  • District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar Announces Investigation into E-Cigarette Maker JUUL

    Sep 26, 2019, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    September 26, 2019 - Today, District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar announced her office's plan to investigate e-cigarette company JUUL as a knowing purveyor of toxic materials to youth. She plans to pursue Civil and/or Criminal action against the company if the investigation brings forth the information needed to do so.
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  • People vs. Anthony Kreiter-Rhoads

    Sep 16, 2019, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    Defendant Anthony Kreiter-Rhoads appeared this morning for further arraignment in Department 8B of the San Joaquin County Superior Court in Stockton, CA.
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  • People v. Dekimbre Bell

    Sep 13, 2019, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    There has been recent commentary in the media surrounding the resolution of the case of People v. Dekimbre Bell by the District Attorney’s Office. The District Attorney’s Office would like to take this opportunity to correct the dissemination of misinformation about the resolution of this case.
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  • 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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