CA teenager kidnapped by father ends up being shot by sheriff's deputies.

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This incident happen in September 2022 and the CA AG's office is still investigating it.
A California teenager whose father was believed to have kidnapped her in September 2022 was fatally shot by deputies as she followed their commands, and she didn’t appear to be wearing tactical gear as officials previously claimed, newly released video shows. Savannah Graziano, 15, was abducted by her father, Anthony John Graziano, 45, after he allegedly killed his estranged wife, Savannah's mother, on Sept. 26, 2022, the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Office said at the time. An Amber Alert issued for Savannah after the homicide was discovered described her father as an "armed and dangerous" suspect. When deputies found his truck, a car chase and a shootout ensued, resulting in the deaths of Savannah and her father.

After the shooting, Sheriff Shannon Dicus said that a person believed to be Savannah had gotten out of the passenger side of the vehicle wearing tactical gear and that evidence suggested she was a “participant in shooting at our deputies.” However, newly released video from the incident doesn't show the teen in tactical gear, and it reveals she was obeying deputies’ instructions to approach them. The video, which the sheriff’s department released Friday to Southern California News Group in response to a California Public Records Act request, shows Savannah ducked down low and was slowly approaching deputies when she was struck by officer fire. Efforts to reach multiple members of the Graziano family for comment on the new video were unsuccessful Tuesday.

A 911 caller reported seeing Anthony John Graziano’s suspect pickup truck in the area of Highway 395 and Highway 58 around Barstow the morning of Sept. 27, 2022, the sheriff’s office said at the time. Deputies located the pickup truck and chased it on the highway for around 45 miles. Throughout the chase, someone from the vehicle was “constantly shooting back at the deputies” through the rear window, Dicus said, putting rounds through a patrol car's windshield and disabling a second patrol vehicle. The pickup truck became disabled on the shoulder of a highway in the city of Hesperia, and the shootout began. A passenger later confirmed as Savannah got out of the vehicle. Dicus said at the time of the incident that the girl was wearing tactical gear as she got out of a truck’s passenger side and ran toward the sheriff’s deputies and that she fell to the ground amid the gunfire. The deputies didn't initially realize it was Savannah running toward them, he said, because she was wearing a helmet and a military-style vest.

The new video, taken from an aerial view, showed the white pickup truck reversing before it drove on the shoulder of the road. A person got out of the passenger side of the vehicle as a voice from the overhead helicopter said: “The female juvie is out. She’s out on the passenger side. Does anyone else have eyes on the vehicle?” Though the video was taken from a distance, Savannah didn’t appear to be wearing a vest or tactical gear. The video showed Savannah took several steps toward a patrol vehicle, then crouched and paused. Several deputies were visible next to the patrol vehicle, firearms in hand. Seconds later, Savannah rose up and took a few more steps, then her body is blurred in the video — marking the moment she most likely was shot. The voice in the audio is then heard saying, “Oh, no,” as a flock of more deputies rushed forward to the nearest patrol car. The sheriff's office also released a belt recording from the deputy closest to Savannah when she got out of the truck. He is heard repeatedly yelling: “Passenger, get out! Passenger, get out!” and “Come here! Come here! Come to me; come to me!” “Stop! Stop shooting her. He’s in the car!” the deputy shouted. “She’s OK! He’s in the car. Stop!”

Based on that audio, it appears Savannah was obeying the deputy's instructions to come toward him when she was shot. Deputies immediately administered medical aid, and Savannah was taken to a hospital, where she died of her injuries. Her father was pronounced dead at the scene. "Both Graziano and Savannah were struck by deputy rounds and died of their injuries," an introduction to one of the videos said, according to The Press-Enterprise newspaper of Riverside, which obtained the video. The California Justice Department took over the investigation into the shooting. The sheriff’s office didn’t offer any comment on the case Tuesday, citing the Justice Department investigation. The state Attorney General’s Office referred to its original statement about the case when it was asked for comment.
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/te ... rcna146037

I live in San Bernardino County and Sheriff's deputies are the local police in my town. Someone should light a fire under the AG's office to get this resolved, they have no problem filing quick responses in gun lawsuits but drag their feet on this. This is a fucked up situation.
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Good Gaad. I guess they (Police) just shoot them all now and let Gaad sort them out. Too much foot dragging....someone needs to be held accountable. But that would be akin to Justice and America rather seems done with that.

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I didn't see that, do you have a source? After a 2021 state law, all officer involved shootings in CA have to be turned over to the CA AG to investigate and it's up to them to file any charges. It's still an active case with the CA AG's office in LA.
BI-LA2022-00038 Date: 09/27/2022
Decedent: Savannah Graziano and Anthony John Graziano
Agency: San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department
Location: Hesperia, California
Under Investigation
https://oag.ca.gov/ois-incidents/current-cases
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highdesert wrote: Tue Apr 02, 2024 6:52 pm I didn't see that, do you have a source? After a 2021 state law, all officer involved shootings in CA have to be turned over to the CA AG to investigate and it's up to them to file any charges. It's still an active case with the CA AG's office in LA.
I could be wrong. It's what someone fro California was saying in the LGC Discord
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Eris wrote: Wed Apr 03, 2024 12:04 am
highdesert wrote: Tue Apr 02, 2024 6:52 pm I didn't see that, do you have a source? After a 2021 state law, all officer involved shootings in CA have to be turned over to the CA AG to investigate and it's up to them to file any charges. It's still an active case with the CA AG's office in LA.
I could be wrong. It's what someone fro California was saying in the LGC Discord
I haven't seen that in any of the news articles. CA like most states has no statute of limitations on murder, manslaughter...criminal statute of limitation depends on the severity of the crime. There is a two year statute of limitations on a wrongful death civil lawsuit, but in this case the AG is still investigating so that could be flexible.
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The day after this shooting, Sept 27, 2022 the San Bernardino County sheriff sent this case to the CA AG's office. CA AG Bonta is pleading that his budget was cut so he doesn't have the staff. Well like any manager you reallocate staff and get the job done. Move staff from the Firearms Bureau or cut deputy AGs fighting 2A lawsuits. The CA AG has over 1,100 attorneys, they just need an AG who is a better manager, Kamala Harris was equally as incompetent as Bonta. One of the major newspapers in the Bay Area the San Jose Mercury News, wrote an editorial in October 2023.
Another troubling deadly shooting by Bay Area police. Another promise by California Attorney General Rob Bonta to investigate. And, if history is an indicator, another case that his office will take years to resolve. This time the shooting is in Martinez. Video shows officers firing at a car as it drives away. One man, Tommy Wilson Jr., 22, was critically injured but is recovering. He had been shot twice in the back. His brother, Tahmon Wilson, 20, is dead. He had been shot in the back of the head. It’s hard to understand how firing into a moving vehicle as suspects are trying to flee can be justified. It’s hard to understand how it’s OK for an officer to shoot someone from behind. That’s why an independent investigation is so badly needed. Hours after the killings, Bonta announced that his office would conduct a probe as required by state law. The law stems from legislation that Bonta, when he was an assemblymember, and more than 40 other legislators introduced just three weeks after a Minneapolis officer murdered George Floyd.

Jumping on the police accountability bandwagon was good politics in that moment in 2020. But three years later, Bonta has been pathetically slow to carry out the legal mandate of the law he championed. The delays must stop. Assembly Bill 1506 requires his office to investigate fatal police shootings of unarmed civilians. In July 2021, Bonta announced that 27 special agents and six supervisory agents would begin conducting investigations of an expected 40-50 police shootings each year. “One of the most important tasks ahead for public safety and our society is building and maintaining trust between our communities and law enforcement,” Bonta said in a press statement. “Impartial, fair investigations and independent reviews of officer-involved shootings are one essential component for achieving that trust.” That was less than three months after Bonta had been appointed attorney general to fill the post left by Xavier Becerra’s departure for Washington to become President Biden’s health secretary. That was back when Bonta was gearing up for the 2022 election for a full four-year term.

Since then, Bonta and his office have dropped the ball. Their stated goal is to complete the investigations within one year. It hasn’t come close. The office has finished just three investigations, all Southern California cases. It’s been about five months since the last report was issued. Meanwhile, 45 other cases, some more than two years old, are officially “under investigation” — and the list of unresolved cases keeps growing. It includes Bay Area cases from San Francisco, the unincorporated East Bay community of Ashland, Newark and Antioch. The delay leaves families without resolution about the killings of their kin. The pending investigations have been used by some police agencies as justification for withholding release of records and videos of shootings. Civil lawsuits by family members have been delayed. A sheriff’s deputy who fired the fatal shot in one case is back on patrol. The official explanation for the delays in Bonta’s office is that its priority is “fair, thorough, complete and comprehensive” investigations. That’s a good goal. But at a certain point the delays undermine justice.

Officials also say the office hasn’t been provided with the full funding it has sought to do the job. But they didn’t readily have numbers to support the claim. Besides, it’s hard to understand how, with a staff of 33 people and an annual caseload that turned out to be only about half of what was originally forecast, there have been almost no results so far. Unfortunately, when it comes to police accountability, Bonta seems unwilling to walk the talk. He has managed to turn a program that was supposed to ensure police accountability into yet another shield against transparency.

It’s shameful.
It is indeed shameful ! He doesn't deserve to be reelected, but it's CA and he'll get reelected because he has a "D" after his name on the ballot.
"Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts." - Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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highdesert wrote: Wed Apr 03, 2024 12:29 pm The day after this shooting, Sept 27, 2022 the San Bernardino County sheriff sent this case to the CA AG's office. CA AG Bonta is pleading that his budget was cut so he doesn't have the staff. Well like any manager you reallocate staff and get the job done. Move staff from the Firearms Bureau or cut deputy AGs fighting 2A lawsuits. The CA AG has over 1,100 attorneys, they just need an AG who is a better manager, Kamala Harris was equally as incompetent as Bonta. One of the major newspapers in the Bay Area the San Jose Mercury News, wrote an editorial in October 2023.
Another troubling deadly shooting by Bay Area police. Another promise by California Attorney General Rob Bonta to investigate. And, if history is an indicator, another case that his office will take years to resolve. This time the shooting is in Martinez. Video shows officers firing at a car as it drives away. One man, Tommy Wilson Jr., 22, was critically injured but is recovering. He had been shot twice in the back. His brother, Tahmon Wilson, 20, is dead. He had been shot in the back of the head. It’s hard to understand how firing into a moving vehicle as suspects are trying to flee can be justified. It’s hard to understand how it’s OK for an officer to shoot someone from behind. That’s why an independent investigation is so badly needed. Hours after the killings, Bonta announced that his office would conduct a probe as required by state law. The law stems from legislation that Bonta, when he was an assemblymember, and more than 40 other legislators introduced just three weeks after a Minneapolis officer murdered George Floyd.

Jumping on the police accountability bandwagon was good politics in that moment in 2020. But three years later, Bonta has been pathetically slow to carry out the legal mandate of the law he championed. The delays must stop. Assembly Bill 1506 requires his office to investigate fatal police shootings of unarmed civilians. In July 2021, Bonta announced that 27 special agents and six supervisory agents would begin conducting investigations of an expected 40-50 police shootings each year. “One of the most important tasks ahead for public safety and our society is building and maintaining trust between our communities and law enforcement,” Bonta said in a press statement. “Impartial, fair investigations and independent reviews of officer-involved shootings are one essential component for achieving that trust.” That was less than three months after Bonta had been appointed attorney general to fill the post left by Xavier Becerra’s departure for Washington to become President Biden’s health secretary. That was back when Bonta was gearing up for the 2022 election for a full four-year term.

Since then, Bonta and his office have dropped the ball. Their stated goal is to complete the investigations within one year. It hasn’t come close. The office has finished just three investigations, all Southern California cases. It’s been about five months since the last report was issued. Meanwhile, 45 other cases, some more than two years old, are officially “under investigation” — and the list of unresolved cases keeps growing. It includes Bay Area cases from San Francisco, the unincorporated East Bay community of Ashland, Newark and Antioch. The delay leaves families without resolution about the killings of their kin. The pending investigations have been used by some police agencies as justification for withholding release of records and videos of shootings. Civil lawsuits by family members have been delayed. A sheriff’s deputy who fired the fatal shot in one case is back on patrol. The official explanation for the delays in Bonta’s office is that its priority is “fair, thorough, complete and comprehensive” investigations. That’s a good goal. But at a certain point the delays undermine justice.

Officials also say the office hasn’t been provided with the full funding it has sought to do the job. But they didn’t readily have numbers to support the claim. Besides, it’s hard to understand how, with a staff of 33 people and an annual caseload that turned out to be only about half of what was originally forecast, there have been almost no results so far. Unfortunately, when it comes to police accountability, Bonta seems unwilling to walk the talk. He has managed to turn a program that was supposed to ensure police accountability into yet another shield against transparency.

It’s shameful.
It is indeed shameful ! He doesn't deserve to be reelected, but it's CA and he'll get reelected because he has a "D" after his name on the ballot.
Aweful. So much bullshit spewed from the mouths of Bonta, Harris, Newsome and the like.

This is similar to the state's gun taskforce charged with removing guns from prohibited persons. The clearance rate is fucking pathetic.

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featureless wrote: Wed Apr 03, 2024 1:18 pm
highdesert wrote: Wed Apr 03, 2024 12:29 pm The day after this shooting, Sept 27, 2022 the San Bernardino County sheriff sent this case to the CA AG's office. CA AG Bonta is pleading that his budget was cut so he doesn't have the staff. Well like any manager you reallocate staff and get the job done. Move staff from the Firearms Bureau or cut deputy AGs fighting 2A lawsuits. The CA AG has over 1,100 attorneys, they just need an AG who is a better manager, Kamala Harris was equally as incompetent as Bonta. One of the major newspapers in the Bay Area the San Jose Mercury News, wrote an editorial in October 2023.
Another troubling deadly shooting by Bay Area police. Another promise by California Attorney General Rob Bonta to investigate. And, if history is an indicator, another case that his office will take years to resolve. This time the shooting is in Martinez. Video shows officers firing at a car as it drives away. One man, Tommy Wilson Jr., 22, was critically injured but is recovering. He had been shot twice in the back. His brother, Tahmon Wilson, 20, is dead. He had been shot in the back of the head. It’s hard to understand how firing into a moving vehicle as suspects are trying to flee can be justified. It’s hard to understand how it’s OK for an officer to shoot someone from behind. That’s why an independent investigation is so badly needed. Hours after the killings, Bonta announced that his office would conduct a probe as required by state law. The law stems from legislation that Bonta, when he was an assemblymember, and more than 40 other legislators introduced just three weeks after a Minneapolis officer murdered George Floyd.

Jumping on the police accountability bandwagon was good politics in that moment in 2020. But three years later, Bonta has been pathetically slow to carry out the legal mandate of the law he championed. The delays must stop. Assembly Bill 1506 requires his office to investigate fatal police shootings of unarmed civilians. In July 2021, Bonta announced that 27 special agents and six supervisory agents would begin conducting investigations of an expected 40-50 police shootings each year. “One of the most important tasks ahead for public safety and our society is building and maintaining trust between our communities and law enforcement,” Bonta said in a press statement. “Impartial, fair investigations and independent reviews of officer-involved shootings are one essential component for achieving that trust.” That was less than three months after Bonta had been appointed attorney general to fill the post left by Xavier Becerra’s departure for Washington to become President Biden’s health secretary. That was back when Bonta was gearing up for the 2022 election for a full four-year term.

Since then, Bonta and his office have dropped the ball. Their stated goal is to complete the investigations within one year. It hasn’t come close. The office has finished just three investigations, all Southern California cases. It’s been about five months since the last report was issued. Meanwhile, 45 other cases, some more than two years old, are officially “under investigation” — and the list of unresolved cases keeps growing. It includes Bay Area cases from San Francisco, the unincorporated East Bay community of Ashland, Newark and Antioch. The delay leaves families without resolution about the killings of their kin. The pending investigations have been used by some police agencies as justification for withholding release of records and videos of shootings. Civil lawsuits by family members have been delayed. A sheriff’s deputy who fired the fatal shot in one case is back on patrol. The official explanation for the delays in Bonta’s office is that its priority is “fair, thorough, complete and comprehensive” investigations. That’s a good goal. But at a certain point the delays undermine justice.

Officials also say the office hasn’t been provided with the full funding it has sought to do the job. But they didn’t readily have numbers to support the claim. Besides, it’s hard to understand how, with a staff of 33 people and an annual caseload that turned out to be only about half of what was originally forecast, there have been almost no results so far. Unfortunately, when it comes to police accountability, Bonta seems unwilling to walk the talk. He has managed to turn a program that was supposed to ensure police accountability into yet another shield against transparency.

It’s shameful.
It is indeed shameful ! He doesn't deserve to be reelected, but it's CA and he'll get reelected because he has a "D" after his name on the ballot.
Aweful. So much bullshit spewed from the mouths of Bonta, Harris, Newsome and the like.

This is similar to the state's gun taskforce charged with removing guns from prohibited persons. The clearance rate is fucking pathetic.
+ 1 And Bonta was appointed AG by Gov Gavin Newsom. CA has a lot competent lawyers across gender and race, but Newsom's appointment of Bonta wasn't about competence, it was about politics.
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senorgrand wrote: Wed Apr 03, 2024 1:37 pm Don't forget the "accidental" release of tens of thousands of private firearm owners' records by our current AG.
I was on that list. Fuck those guys. Never even got the "sorry" letter because CA records are so fucking bad they most likely mailed mine to the side of the highway instead of a PO Box.

Speaking of, did you all know the DMV's system is so lame you can't list your physical address on your driver's license if you have a PO Box? Apparently, CA gives not a shit if something as critical as your physical address is impossible to put on your Real ID.

The ratio of noise to action in this state is incredible.

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featureless wrote: Wed Apr 03, 2024 1:50 pm
senorgrand wrote: Wed Apr 03, 2024 1:37 pm Don't forget the "accidental" release of tens of thousands of private firearm owners' records by our current AG.
I was on that list. Fuck those guys. Never even got the "sorry" letter because CA records are so fucking bad they most likely mailed mine to the side of the highway instead of a PO Box.

Speaking of, did you all know the DMV's system is so lame you can't list your physical address on your driver's license if you have a PO Box? Apparently, CA gives not a shit if something as critical as your physical address is impossible to put on your Real ID.

The ratio of noise to action in this state is incredible.

Yes and if your PO Box is listed on your CA DL and/or on your CA vehicle registration, you can't use them as forms of identification when purchasing a firearm in CA. If someone steals your wallet with your CA DL or someone breaks into your vehicle and gets your DMV registration, they have your home address. And anyone who doesn't have a "Real ID" CA DL or ID Card have to go through even more hoops by providing a passport or passport card, birth certificate, naturalization papers...

More California bullshit.
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