Sheriff’s Deputy Charged in Connection with Fatal Shooting in East LA

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A sheriff’s deputy was charged with two felonies stemming from the fatal shooting of a 34-year-old man in East Los Angeles in full view of his relatives, who said the man was in the midst of a mental health crisis at the time, the District Attorney’s Office announced Thursday.

Deputy Remin Pineda was charged with assault with a semiautomatic firearm and assault under color of authority, prosecutors said. An arraignment date was not immediately set.

The charges stem from the March 14, 2021, shooting of David Ordaz Jr., whose family later filed federal lawsuit against the sheriff’s department, alleging that he was shot in the back while lying on the ground, posing no threat to deputies who responded to the scene.

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