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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 Name Type of Incident Case Number Video Documents
11/09/14 6417 16th Ave., Lucerne CA 95485 Oneal, Christopher Keith OIS 14110123 VID DOC
02/21/15 1635 Nice Lucerne Cutoff Rd., Lakeport CA 95453 Young, Adam David UOF 15020285 VID DOC
03/01/17 9543 Washington St., Upper Lake CA 95485 Thaxton, Wesley Shawn UOF 17030017 VID DOC
02/15/18 4230 Lakeview Rd., Nice CA 95464 Sienze, Jason Richard OIS 18020066 VID DOC
09/05/18 4913 Helbush Dr., Lakeport CA 95453 Gonzalez, Carlos Anthony UOF 21438 VID DOC
07/17/19 7152 Marin St., Nice CA
Smith, Grant Donald UOF 19070164 VID DOC


13090 Highway 20, Clearlake Oaks CA 95423

See, Craig Ellis





 12/31/19 4913 Helbush Dr., Lakeport
CA 95453
Hernandez-Guzman, Alfonso UOF 20020144 VID DOC
 02/05/2020 9400 Block of Hwy. 175, Kelseyville CA 95451 Ellingwood-Estrella, Miranda UOF 23408 VID DOC
12/30/2020 6300 Block of 6th Ave., Lucerne CA 95458 Duncan, Trey Brandon UOF 20120287 VID DOC
05/11/2021 635 Hwy. 20, Upper Lake CA 95485 Mayhood, Ryan UOF 21050095 VID DOC
09/23/2021 6240 Soda Bay Rd., Kelseyville CA 95451 Savok, Chad Alexander UOF 21090240 VID



11627 Garden Ct., Clearlake Oaks CA 95423 

Wilkinson, Benjamin Anthony UOF 22010120 VID DOC

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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