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Chief Esquivel Responds To Civil Suit Verdict
Filed under Press Release, on 12/22/2015 5:15:00 PM by Author: Sergeant Enrique Garcia #2936.

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Any officer involved shooting, including this one involving Officer Dondi West in January 2014, is an unfortunate outcome for all involved parties.

In January 2014, Officer West responded to a weapons related call for service on Cape Horn Dr. During this incident, Officer West was confronted by a male holding a knife, and threatening others. The male would not comply after repeated commands by the officer to drop the knife. The armed male continued to move toward Officer West. Officer West attempted to retreat as the armed male advanced toward her. Officer West appropriately used deadly force in fear for her life.

Officer Dondi West has been an officer with the San Jose Police Department for over 23 years and has had a stellar career with this department. She is an outstanding officer and will continue to work her regular assignment with this department as our City Attorney's Office researches the appeal process.

BY: Sergeant Enrique Garcia #2936 AUTHORIZED BY: Chief Larry Esquivel
DATE: 12/22/2015 TIME: 6:00 PM DATE: 12/22/2015 TIME: 6:00 PM


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