Was under investigation for claims of sexual contact with a juvenile in Las Vegas
By Jimmy Lee, Director of Public Affairs, Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff
Sheriff-Coroner David O. Livingston announces that a Coroner’s Jury has reached a finding in the December 18, 2017 death of 49-year-old Antonio Malinao Cacatian of Richmond. The finding of the jury is that the death was a suicide.
According to the Washington Post, Cacatian was a San Francisco police officer and “The Las Vegas Police Department was investigating claims that Cacatian had inappropriate sexual contact with a juvenile in the Nevada city…” Richmond Police pulled him over in the Hilltop Mall parking lot, where he then fatally shot himself. (See Post article, here).
The Coroner’s Jury reached the verdict after hearing the testimony of witnesses called by the hearing officer, Matthew Guichard.
A Coroner’s Inquest, which Sheriff-Coroner Livingston convenes in fatal incidents involving police officers, is a public hearing, during which a jury rules on the manner of a person’s death. Jury members can choose from the following four options when making their finding: accident, suicide, natural Causes, or at the hands of another person, other than by accident.