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Butte County District Attorney Says Fatal Officer-Involved Shootout Was Justified

In a comprehensive final report released today, District Attorney Mike Ramsey stated that the fatal shootout during a deadly hostage situation in Oroville was justified.

Posted: Jul 25, 2018 2:13 PM
Updated: Jul 26, 2018 8:56 AM

OROVILLE, Calif. - The Butte County District Attorney’s Office released today that the police officer involved in the fatal officer-involved shooting and hostage situation in Oroville bears no criminal responsibility.

Following an extensive investiagation, District Attorney Mike Ramsey concluded that the fatal shootout between 33-year-old Larry Siordia and Sergeant Mathew Rackley was justified.

Siordia, a known gang member, took his family members hostage at their residential home in Oroville the morning of April 7, 2018. It was alleged that Siordia had fired a number of shots toward nearby police officers who had gathered around the home due to a reported hostage situation.

An autopsy report revealed that Siordia was shot and killed by a gunshot wound to the neck while under the influence of cocaine.

The District Attorney’s office also released body-cam video from the crime scene today. All photo and video was released by the District Attorney's office. 

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