News release - 6/24/2012

Published 6/24/2012 (all press releases for this day)

Jeri Williams
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief



DATE/TIME Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 10:44 p.m. 
LOCATION 1200 S. L Street, Oxnard 
DECEDENT 26-year-old male, Oxnard resident 
CONTACT Mónica Muñoz, Community Affairs Manager / PIO
(805) 385-7631

(Oxnard, CA) At 10:44 p.m. on June 23, 2012, Oxnard PD responded to the 1100 block of South L Street regarding a subject possibly overdosing on drugs. When officers arrived on scene, they made contact with a male who was acting erratically. Officers attempted to calm the man down in order to facilitate aid from the Oxnard Fire Department and Gold Coast Ambulance, who were staged nearby.
The 26 year-old male Oxnard resident would not comply as officers attempted to de-escalate the situation. Officers attempted to physically restrain him, and a brief struggle ensued. After being handcuffed, the officers noticed the man had become unconscious. Emergency medical personnel, who were standing by, immediately began life-saving measures. The man was transported to St. John’s Hospital where he was pronounced deceased at 11:41 p.m.  
The name of the suspect will not be released until the next of kin and immediate family can be properly notified.  
No officers were injured during this incident.  
The Oxnard PD and the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office are working together to determine the facts of this matter. The officers involved in this case have been placed on paid administrative leave, which is standard procedure for incidents of this nature.
Anyone with additional information about this incident is asked to contact Senior Officer Jeff Kay at (805) 385-8174.    


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