By Sacramento Bee PUBLISHED: March 12, 2019 at 8:28 pm | UPDATED: March 13, 2019 at 3:51 am By Tony Bizjak and Dale Kasler | The Sacramento Bee Prosecutors in four North Bay counties announced Tuesday they will not file criminal charges against Pacific Gas & Electric Co. for power line equipment failures that triggered a series of wildfires in 2017. District attorneys issued a joint statement saying they had extensively reviewed the causes of the blazes, and determined “insufficient evidence exists to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that PG&E acted with a reckless disregard for human life in causing the fires, the standard necessary to sustain criminal charges.” The fires in question swept through mainly wildland areas of Sonoma, Napa, Humboldt and Lake counties in the fall of 2017. An initial investigation by the California Department of Forestry and Fire, known as Cal Fire, determined that PG&E’s equipment caused the fires and that PG&E might be … [Read more...] about No criminal charges against PG&E for string of Bay Area fires in 2017
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Share Tweet Email Stephon Clark Share: Share Tweet Email EMBED <> More Videos <iframe width="476" height="267" src="https://abc7news.com/video/embed/?pid=23353" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> Share: Share Tweet Email KGO SACRAMENTO (KGO) -- Attorney General Xavier Becerra has announced that no criminal charges will be filed against the officers who fatally shot Stephon Clark in Sacramento. The results come after California's Department of Justice conducted an independent criminal investigation into Clark's death. Last night, police arrested at least 80 protesters, following a march in Sacramento demanding that officers be charged in the death of Stephon Clark. Police say the arrests began after people refused clear Folsom Boulevard. The standoff followed a march along Sacramento Streets. At least 5 cars were keyed. RELATED: 2 Sacramento police officers who shot Stephon Clark … [Read more...] about Calif. Attorney General Becerra announces no criminal charges in death of Stephon Clark
ELGIN, Ill. — A suburban Chicago police officer will not be charged in the fatal shooting of a woman armed with a knife along an interstate. The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald reports the Cook County state's attorney's office decided not to criminally charge Elgin police Lt. Christian Jensen on Friday following an investigation into the death of 34-year-old DeCynthia Clements. Clements was shot March 12, 2018, after a standoff on Interstate 90 during which she set her vehicle on fire. Although officers were prepared with stun guns and rubber bullets, Jensen fired his gun. A medical examiner determined Clements had cocaine and benzoylecgonine, a metabolite of cocaine, in her bloodstream. Elgin police Chief Ana Lalley says an internal investigation will review whether Jensen violated any department policy or procedure, including use of force. … [Read more...] about No criminal charges in fatal shooting by Illinois officer
An Aurora police officer who shot and killed a 73-year-old homeowner who was defending his home against a violent intruder will not face criminal charges, the Adams County District Attorney’s Office announced Monday afternoon. On July 30, Aurora Police Department Officer Drew Limbaugh fatally shot Richard Gary Black at Black’s home at 10609 E. Montview Blvd. An intruder, who had been at a house across the street from the Black family home, had busted into Black’s front door and attacked Black’s 11-year-old grandson, who was sleeping on the couch. The intruder, later identified as 26-year-old Dajon Harper, took the boy into a bathroom where Black and his son, Chad Hayashi, fought with him. Black shot and killed Harper in the bathroom just as police arrived. Black, still armed and carrying a flashlight, appeared at this front door and was shot by Limbaugh. Limbaugh will not face charges in the case, according to the Adams County District Attorney’s … [Read more...] about Aurora officer who shot, killed homeowner faces no criminal charges
WASHINGTON — Democrats have been calling on the FBI to investigate a woman's claim that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were both in high school. What they're asking for, though, isn't a criminal investigation that could lead to charges. Instead, they want the FBI to examine Christine Blasey Ford's allegations, which Kavanaugh denies, to determine whether they are credible enough to cast doubt on Kavanaugh's fitness for office. Whatever the FBI does, the prospect of criminal charges being filed against Kavanaugh appear very unlikely, legal experts say. If a crime had taken place, it would almost certainly fall under local jurisdiction, not federal. That means it would fall under the laws of Montgomery County, Maryland, where the statute of limitations would seem to preclude charges. A look at the factors affecting the likelihood of criminal charges. ____ WHAT IS THE FBI'S ROLE? The FBI conducts background checks for federal nominees but the … [Read more...] about Can allegation against Kavanaugh lead to criminal charges?