Recently the Butte County District Attorney found that Butte County deputy sheriffs acted in reasonable self-defense when they shot to death a Palermo woman in April 2018. Concerned Citizens for Justice (CCJ) disagrees with that decision.
We believe that the community should find the following facts alarming:
1. Both deputies were wearing body cameras that they did not turn on until after the shooting.
2. The victim was shot five times in the back.
3. She was not armed.
4. She was known to be mentally ill.