The Orange County district attorney's office has declared that four members of the Fountain Valley Police Department are not criminally culpable for the nonfatal shooting of a 17-year-old boy in 2010.
A May 15 letter from Senior Deputy District Attorney Aleta Bryant, which the office released Friday, concludes that Officer Richard Nilos, Det. Kham Vang, Det. Pat Estes and Sgt. Kurt Ulrich acted legally and reasonably when they shot David Dinh in an apartment complex courtyard.
The office reached its findings after interviewing 69 witnesses and examining incident reports and other evidence, the letter states.
Spokeswoman Farrah Emami said her office's Special Assignment Unit automatically investigates any officer-involved shooting in which a person is injured or killed, regardless of whether anyone questions the officers' actions.