Claims 2022 officer involved shooting death “was justified and lawful.”
By Ted Asregadoo, PIO, Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office
District Attorney Diana Becton emphasized: “The Law Enforcement Involved Fatal Incident (LEIFI) reports my office releases to the public reflect my administration’s commitment to government transparency. The public should have the opportunity to independently review our investigations into the use of force and understand how my team and I analyze the details to arrive at our legal conclusions.”
Each LEIFI report summarizes the results of the District Attorney’s independent criminal investigation, including a summary of an autopsy, the outcome of a coroner’s inquest, a legal analysis of the facts, and a determination of criminal liability.
In the incident on August 25th, 2022, involving Frank Correa, it was reported that Mr. Correa — armed with a semiautomatic firearm — threatened to kill his girlfriend at his residence. His girlfriend managed to escape to safety and the police were contacted shortly thereafter about the incident. After Oakley Police officers responded to the scene and endeavored to de-escalate the situation for over two hours, Correa proceeded to discharge his firearm seven times at responding Oakley Police Department officers. To counter an imminent threat of death/great bodily injury, Oakley Police Department Sergeant Jeff Solomon authorized Officer Brett Jackson to use lethal force against Mr. Correa to protect themselves and others in the neighborhood from death or bodily harm.
The Contra Costa District Attorney’s legal analysis of the totality of the circumstances determined the officer’s use of deadly force on August 25th was justified and lawful. Therefore, no further action will be taken in this case.
To read the complete LEIFI report on Frank Correa, click here.