DA clears cop in shooting knife-wielding man


By Greg Goss
The San Diego Union-Tribune

SAN DIEGO — The District Attorney's Office has concluded that a police officer was justified in using deadly force in January against a drunk, knife-wielding man who stabbed the officer's police dog several times.

A letter issued Wednesday by District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis cleared Officer Lawrence Adair, who fired one shot from his .45-caliber pistol at Patrick Loren Gautier outside a Talmadge motel.

LexisNexis Copyright © 2013 LexisNexis, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.   
Terms and Conditions Privacy Policy
  1. Tags
  2. Legal
  3. Officer-Involved Shootings
  4. Patrol Issues

Recommended Edged Weapons

Join the discussion