June 14, 2023
Contact: Ted Asregadoo, Public Information Officer, 925-957-8638
Report on Use of Force on Robert Steven Jones Issued by DA’s Office
Martinez, California – The Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office released a report on the use of force death of Discovery Bay resident, 51-year-old Robert Steven Jones.
District Attorney Diana Becton noted: “Since 2018, Law Enforcement Involved Fatal Incident (LEIFI) reports have been an integral part of my administration being more transparent with the public. Part of that policy means the public should know the details of our independent investigations and how my team and I reach our legal decisions.”
Each LEIFI report summarizes the results of the District Attorney’s independent criminal investigation, includes a summary of an autopsy, the outcome of a coroner’s inquest, a legal analysis of the facts, and a determination of criminal liability.
In the case of Robert Jones, the Contra Costa District Attorney's legal analysis determined that the officers' use of deadly force on March 22nd, 2022, was necessary and lawful to defend themselves against an imminent threat of death -- and to defend others against death or bodily harm. Therefore, no further action will be taken in this case.
To read the complete LEIFI report on Robert Steven Jones, click here.