- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 3, 2016

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - Yakima police are recommending that no criminal charges be filed against an officer who fatally shot a man after responding to a domestic dispute.

The Yakima Herald-Republic reports (https://bit.ly/2aHJ1Pb ) that a police investigation has determined that the June 10 shooting of J. Juan Briseno-Ortega was justified. The Yakima County Prosecutor’s Office will review the report to determine if charges should be filed against Officer Brad Althauser.

Police had responded to a West Valley home that Briseno-Ortega and his 52-year-old brother shared after a neighbor reported a fight between the two men.

Althauser told investigators Briseno-Ortega had a handgun tucked in his waistband, and that he hadn’t complied with his commands to show his hands. The officer says he shot Briseno-Ortega as he tried to reach for his waistband.


Information from: Yakima Herald-Republic, https://www.yakimaherald.com

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