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Community Group Reports On Excessive Force

A group of community members who formed a task force, following two recent officer-involved shooting deaths in Nevada County, is holding another meeting tonight (Fri.). One of the members, homeless advocate and former Nevada City Council candidate Pauli Halstead, says it’ll include a presentation on recent changes in state law, regarding excessive force and de-escalation practices. That includes the shooting death of Gabriel Strickland, in January of 2020, which involved two deputies and a Grass Valley police officer. She contends the two deputies did not have updated training..


The Nevada County District Attorney’s Office concluded that shooting was justified. They also released preliminary information, this summer, that exonerates the deputies involved in the shooting death, in February of this year, in Alta Sierra, of Ariella Crawford. But no final report has been released yet. Meanwhile, Halstead says the task force is wrapping up its investigation.


Halstead Sheriff Shannan Moon has been invited to the meeting, but there’s no indication she’ll attend. The meeting is from 6 to 8 this (Fri.) evening in the Madelyn Helling Library.

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