Woman shot by police in Rancho Cordova found not guilty of assault on an officer

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

A woman who was shot by Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputies in November as she drove away in Rancho Cordova has been found not guilty of assault on a police officer in the line of duty.The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office had accused KyrieAnna Liles of driving toward an officer as she fled her driveway on Malaga Way while being questioned. She was shot in the arm during the Nov. 5 incident and was later taken into custody after being pulled over 20 minutes later. (Previous coverage in video above.)Liles disputed that the officer had been in harm’s way. A lawsuit she filed against the county, sheriff’s office and other agencies claims deputies used excessive force and conducted false detention while she was having a mental health crisis. Liles’ mother said her daughter plans to be “laying low” and focusing on her mental and physical health after a jury delivered its acquittal in the criminal case on Thursday. The Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office said it could not comment on the case, citing the pending civil case Liles has filed, as well as an officer-involved shooting review of the case that its office is conducting. The incident stemmed from a report of a break-in at a home nearby.A hearing in the civil case is scheduled for July 12.

A woman who was shot by Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputies in November as she drove away in Rancho Cordova has been found not guilty of assault on a police officer in the line of duty.

The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office had accused KyrieAnna Liles of driving toward an officer as she fled her driveway on Malaga Way while being questioned. She was shot in the arm during the Nov. 5 incident and was later taken into custody after being pulled over 20 minutes later.

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(Previous coverage in video above.)

Liles disputed that the officer had been in harm’s way. A lawsuit she filed against the county, sheriff’s office and other agencies claims deputies used excessive force and conducted false detention while she was having a mental health crisis.

Liles’ mother said her daughter plans to be “laying low” and focusing on her mental and physical health after a jury delivered its acquittal in the criminal case on Thursday.

The Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office said it could not comment on the case, citing the pending civil case Liles has filed, as well as an officer-involved shooting review of the case that its office is conducting.

The incident stemmed from a report of a break-in at a home nearby.

A hearing in the civil case is scheduled for July 12.

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.

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