Second Quarter 2015 statistics for electronic control device usage by the Marin County Sheriff's Department
5/26/15 - Type of deployment: displayed CEW to suspect but did not turn the device on
Suspect surrendered upon mere display of CEW
Offense: 245 PC – Assault with a Deadly Weapon, 273.5 PC - Domestic Violence
Two Deputies on routine patrol observed a male subject involved in a verbal altercation with
a female subject standing outside an apartment Marin City. As the Deputies were exiting
their vehicle to investigate the matter, the male subject picked up a large rock and held it
over his head while yelling at the female. The female subject was yelling at the Deputies
that she had just been stabbed by the male subject. One of the Deputies drew his CEW, did
not turn the device on, and pointed it at the male subject, ordering him to put the rock down.
The subject complied with the Deputy’s commands and was taken into custody.
6/3/15 - Type of deployment: fired one air cartridge at suspect, CEW ineffective due to disconnect
Suspect surrendered after air cartridge fired
Offense: 11377 HS – Possession of a Controlled Substance, 148 PC – Resisting Arrest, 148.9 PC – False ID to a Peace Officer, Foreign Felony Warrants
Two Deputies in the San Geronimo Valley were dispatched to a possible trespassing at a
private residence. One subject was located hiding in the garage of the house. While
interviewing the suspect, he gave a fake name to a Deputy. While attempting to identify him,
the subject fled the scene and a foot pursuit ensued. While pursuing the suspect, the
Deputy drew his CEW, turned the weapon on, and gave the suspect multiple warnings. After
ignoring the warnings, the Deputy fired one air cartridge at the suspect. The deployment did
not achieve neuro-muscular incapacitation. After hearing the cartridge discharged in his
direction, the suspect surrendered. It was later discovered that the suspect’s true identity
had felony warrants for his arrest and he was in possession of methamphetamine.
6/18/15 - Type of deployment: two air cartridges fired at the suspect - CEW ineffective
Offense: 1148 PC – Resisting Arrest, 1203.2 PC Violation of Probation
A Patrol Deputy was dispatched to a suspicious subject in the area of Samuel P. Taylor
Park. The Reporting Party added that the subject was yelling obscenities and harassing
other park patrons. The Deputy contacted the subject and immediately recognized him from
previous contacts. The Deputy knew the subject to be on Adult Probation with a search
clause and to be a controlled substance user who is often confrontational with law
enforcement. The Deputy suspected that the subject may be under the influence of a
controlled substance. During the contact, the suspect became physically resistant to having
his person searched. The subject began to flee the scene on foot and a foot pursuit ensued.
During the chase the Deputy ordered the subject to stop multiple times and issued multiple
warning that he was going to be tased. The subject did not stop and the Deputy fired one
cartridge at the suspect. The deployment was ineffective and the subject continued to run.
The Deputy reloaded and fired another cartridge at the subject. This deployment was
ineffective as well, and the subject was eventually able to flee the area and elude arrest.