HUMBOLDT COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE
After a thorough review of the investigation, Sheriff Gary Philp determined the officers involved in the shooting of Robert Garth did not violate any Sheriff’s Office policy or procedure, and has returned the officers to full duty.
Both officers have been released to regular duty effective 08-13-2010. The decision to release the officers to full duty status was made after a thorough evaluation of the physical evidence, officer statements and several witness statements, which were taken by investigators.
The officers involved in the shooting were veteran Deputy Dave Lundie, 7 years, and Deputy Sheriff John Fomasi.
Upon completion of the case including the autopsy and toxicology, the case will be forwarded to the District Attorneys Office for their review.