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Use of Force

Officer Involved Shooting (OIS) and Critical Incidents

VID - Video Available
NVA- No Video Available
DOC - Documents Available
PND - Pending (Docs or Video)

Types of Incidents:
OIS: Officer Involved Shooting
UOF: Use of Force

Lake County Sheriff's Office Use of Force Policies

Date Location
Type of Incident
Case Number
11/09/14 6417 16th Ave., Lucerne CA 95485 Oneal, Christopher Keith OIS 14110123 VID
02/21/15 1635 Nice Lucerne Cutoff Rd., Lakeport CA 95453 Young, Adam David
UOF 15020285 VID
03/01/17 9543 Washington St., Upper Lake CA 95485 Thaxton, Wesley Shawn UOF 17030017 VID
02/15/18 4230 Lakeview Rd., Nice CA 95464 Sienze, Jason Richard
OIS 18020066 VID
09/05/18 4913 Helbush Dr., Lakeport CA 95453 Gonzalez, Carlos Anthony
UOF 21438 VID
7152 Marin St., Nice CA
Smith, Grant Donald



13090 Highway 20, Clearlake Oaks CA 95423

See, Craig Ellis





 12/31/19 4913 Helbush Dr., Lakeport
CA 95453
Hernandez-Guzman, Alfonso
UOF 23408

Objectively Reasonable: The legal standard used to determine the lawfulness and appropriateness of a use of force is the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution. See Graham versus Connor, 490 U.S. 386 (1989). Graham states in part, The reasonableness of a particular use of force must be judged from the perspective of a reasonable officer on the scene, rather than with the 20/20 vision of hindsight. The calculus of reasonableness must embody allowance for the fact that police officers are often forced to make split-second judgments - in circumstances that are tense, uncertain and rapidly evolving - about the amount of force that is necessary in a particular situation. The test of reasonableness is not capable of precise definition or mechanical application. The force must be reasonable under the circumstances known to the officer at the time the force was used. Therefore, the Sheriff's Office examines all uses of force from an objective standard, rather than a subjective standard.

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