In-Custody Deaths

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office conducts an independent and thorough review of the evidence in every in-custody death in Los Angeles County in which a law enforcement officer used force. If the officer’s use of force is determined to be within the law, a detailed memorandum is prepared and posted here. 


June 2021





May 2021





April 2021




March 2021


March 3, 2021: In-Custody Death of Starr Bivens


February 2021



January 2021


January 25, 2021: In-Custody Death of Joseph Wear