SHERIFF DOWNEY RELEASES NAME OF OIS OFFICER, CONGRATULATES OFFICE'S RESPONSE
The following is a press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office:
On 01-24-2013, 1100 a.m. Sheriff Mike Downey held a news conference. The following is a summary of what he told the press in attendance:
The deputy involved in the officer involved shooting has been cleared to return to full duty. Sheriff Downey made the decision to return four year veteran deputy Conan Moore, 31 years old to full duty after speaking with Critical Incident Response Team (C.I.R.T.) Investigators, and the Humboldt County District Attorneys’ Office. Sheriff Downey believes Deputy Moore’s actions were lawful and within policy.
C.I.R.T. Investigators continue with their investigation into this incident. 01-23-2013 a search warrant issued by Humboldt County Superior Court was served on the vehicle that Walin was driving. When members of the C.I.R.T. searched the vehicle they located a loaded .380 semi-auto handgun between the seats, a sawed off shotgun in the rear of the car along with suspected methamphetamine. Additional charges against Walin are being sought.