Friday, September 28, 2007

Press Conference - CHP involved shooting

A Press Conference is being called by the District Attorney, Paul Gallegos, and the Chief Investigator, Michael Hislop to discuss the recent CHP Involved Shooting that occurred outside of Blue Lake.

The Press Conference will take place today, Friday, September 28th @ 1:15PM at the District Attorney's Law Library, on the 4th Floor of the Courthouse Building, 825 5th Street, Eureka.
TS Investigators discuss CHP shooting
The head of the investigation into the shooting of a man after a pursuit near Blue Lake by the California Highway Patrol held a press conference today to talk about the status of the case.
District Attorney Chief Investigator Mike Hislop said the investigation into the shooting of Rodney Bartow Jr., 54, by 10-year CHP Officer Jeff Goodwin Sunday was progressing but they're still looking for witnesses before sending the report to the district attorney for charges.

Hislop did say that after preliminary findings Bartow may be facing charges of evading a police officer, assault with a deadly weapon, felon in possession of a firearm, felon in possession of a concealed firearm, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance for sale, transportation of a controlled substance, driving under the influence.

Hislop said investigators are still looking for witnesses, two in particular, a woman who was in line at the gas station behind Bartow and the initial person who alerted Goodwin.

People who have information on the whereabouts of these two witnesses is asked to call Hislop at 268-2590.

Chris Durant/The Times-Standard Article Launched: 09/28/2007 03:41:11 PM PDT

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  1. I'm very curious how the press conference went? How is it that the DA and the Chief DA investigator never gave press releases just days after the EPD shootings, the Sheriffs office shooting ? What's up with this ?

    How about a press release on his formal decision on the Moore shooting death? wouldn't that be nice ?

    something is amiss

  2. No this was trying out damage control because he can't and won't make the decision.

    Any news on how Arnie is doing with the grand jury?


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