SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- The Santa Barbara County District Attorney's Office found the officer involved shooting, which resulted in the death of Jose Luis Ortega, justified.
The incident happened on June 28th 2012 in Santa Maria. The DA's office said the shooting was justified and that Ortega was a member of a criminal gang.
The DA decided not to release the names of the officers involved because of threats that have been documented. Those threats detailed retaliation against the officers. The District Attorney said they may release the identity of the parties later on.
To read the DA's entire report, go here.