Stanislaus DA not charging Modesto officer who shot intoxicated man holding trailer hitch

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No charges will be filed against the Modesto police officer who this summer fatally shot an intoxicated man who was holding a trailer hitch, Stanislaus County District Attorney Birgit Fladager announced late Monday afternoon.

A news release from the District Attorney’s Office said the decision was made “after a thorough review of all the relevant evidence gathered during the investigation.” The release included a copy of a letter from the DA’s Office to Police Chief Brandon Gillespie.

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