KCSO: Deputy acted within departmental policy when he fired gun

FILE - Law enforcement agencies converge at Plymouth and McCord avenues in Oildale, Calif., Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, after an officer-involved shooting. (KBAK/KBFX photo)

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) – A Kern County Sheriff's Office review board has determined that a deputy acted within departmental policy when he fired his gun during a December incident.

Deputy Charles Moore has been returned to duty.

Per an agreement, the District Attorney's Office will conduct a separate review on the incident.

Moore fired his gun Dec. 12 during a struggle with a suspect in Oildale.

The round went through the suspect’s shoulder and into a fellow deputy’s wrist. The other deputy, Charles Leask, was struggling with the reportedly combative suspect at the time of the shooting. The suspect was reportedly also reaching for a gun when Moore shot him.

The Sheriff’s Office also said Tuesday that Leask has healed enough to return to full duty.

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