People v. Ledesma
updated: Dec 04, 2012, 3:12 PM
Source: Santa Barbara District Attorney
Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that
that she has sent a letter to the California Highway Patrol stating her finding that the CHP
Officer involved in the shooting of Michael Paul Ledesma used an appropriate amount of
force, under the circumstances; therefore, the shooting of Mr. Ledesma was lawful.
Mr. Ledesma survived the shooting and is presently being prosecuted by Senior
Deputy District Attorney Megan Ross. He is charged with Attempted Murder of a Peace
Officer, Assault upon a Peace Officer, Assault With Personal Use of Deadly Weapon, and
Child Abuse, along with the special allegations of Use of Deadly Weapon and Street
Terrorism (committing the offense for the benefit of or at the direction of or in
association with a criminal street gang, to wit: Northwest (Santa Maria).
The case against Mr. Ledesma will be back in Department 8 of the Santa Barbara
Superior Court, Santa Maria Division, on January 16, 2013, for a preliminary hearing setting.
|| Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce Dudley has found a California Highway Patrol officer's use of
force was lawful in the July officer-involved shooting of Michael Ledesma, 18, near Los Alamos.
21 comments on this article. Read/Add
# # # #