Deputy Cleared in Investigation of Officer-Involved Shooting

The Marin County District Attorney's Office has received and reviewed the finalized investigative reports from the Novato Police Department concerning an officer-involved shooting and cleared the Marin County Deputy Sheriff of wrongdoing.

It was determined by independent review that Deputy Sheriff Evan Kubota did not commit a criminal violation of law in discharging his firearm when he shot suspect Chaka Grayson on July 7, 2013, in Marin City.

Over the course of the investigation, the DA’s office was in contact with the Novato Police Department, and investigative options were discussed and implemented. The conduct and actions of Kubota and Grayson – who sustained gunshot injuries – were reviewed to determine if criminal violations of law occurred.

As a result of the review, Grayson has been charged in a four-count misdemeanor complaint with the following:

• Failing or refusing to comply with a lawful order of a peace officer
• Resisting, delaying or obstructing a peace officer
• Driving with privilege suspended or revoked for drunken driving with a prior conviction
• Driving when privilege suspended or revoked for refusing chemical test or driving with an excessive blood-alcohol level with a prior conviction.

There was no assault with a deadly weapon charge because there was insufficient evidence to prove that allegation beyond a reasonable doubt.

The DA’s office has sent Grayson a letter to appear for arraignment in Marin County Superior Court on Jan. 6, 2014. At this time, Grayson is represented by the Marin County Public Defender’s Office.

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Jerome J Ghigliotti Jr December 06, 2013 at 07:20 PM
So long as DUis have access to an automobile, DUIs will drive without a license and while DUI. Impound, auction. Sacramento, get off your donkeys!


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