Monday, March 26, 2012

Judge Orders Relative of Suspect to Stay Away from Officers, Families

The San Joaquin County Superior Court issued a permanent restraining order protecting two Manteca police officers and family members from harassment by the brother of a suspect killed in an officer-involved shooting in June 2011.  Family members of the suspect have been holding group protests for several months and approached family members of one officer at an amusement park.

The restraining order prohibits the suspect's brother from coming within 25 yards of the officers at the Manteca police department and within 100 yards anywhere else, including the officers' homes and child's school.  It also prohibits him from attempting to contact them in any way.  The order further prohibits the suspect's brother from possessing firearms or ammunition and orders him to dispose of any firearms or ammunition with 24 hours.  The restraining order has a three year term.  Mastagni Law attorneys represented the police officers in the matter.  More information about the case is available here.