Written by Bea Karnes
hours of Tuesday morning’s deadly shooting of a suspect by a San Bruno police
officer, the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office had five investigators
in town to conduct a joint probe with the San Bruno Police Department.
District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said there’s a protocol in place for dealing with officer-involved shootings and everything is being done by-the-book.
According to Wagstaffe, the investigation is three pronged:
- Initial investigation, including interviews
- Coroner’s report
- Crime lab reports
Wagstaffe expects the preliminary report to be completed in just 2-3 weeks. “We’re talking 2:00 in the morning in a residential neighborhood—there weren’t a lot of witnesses to interview,” said Wagstaffe
It takes time to get the complete Coroner’s and crime lab analysis reports, before a decision can be made whether the shooting ‘was valid or not valid.’
Based on his experience, Wagstaffe expects the final determination to take ‘at least 8 weeks.’
The officer’s name, which has been withheld up to this point, will be included in the final report.
Also on Patch:Updated: One Dead in Officer Involved Shooting in San Bruno
Suspect Killed By San Bruno Police Officer Identified