Calif. Dept. of Justice to conduct required investigation of Hemet Police shooting

HEMET  - The California Department of Justice announced today it will investigate the killing of a man suspected of selling fentanyl by sheriff's deputies and officers from two police departments. The agency said the week-old shooting prompted an inquiry under Assembly Bill 1506, which authorizes the state to conduct an independent review anytime an unarmed individual has been killed in a confrontation with law enforcement. About 11:35 p.m. on Jan. 18, Riverside County sheriff's anti-gang personnel were conducting a surveillance on a man, whose name has not been released, suspected of selling fentanyl in the 2600 block of West Florida Avenue in Hemet. Along with Hemet and Riverside police officers assigned to the anti-gang unit, deputies attempted to detain the man, who allegedly ran a
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