Rocklin police officers cleared in shooting death of Sacramento man

The Placer County District Attorney's Office says three Rocklin Police Department officers have been cleared of any wrongdoing in the February shooting death of Lorenzo Cruz, who is from Sacramento.

In a press release Thursday, the Placer County District Attorney's Office said they came to the conclusion following an investigation into the incident. 

"Our office has concluded that there is no evidence of any criminal conduct on the part of the involved officers or any evidence of inappropriate conduct that would warrant any action by this office," the press release stated.

The officer-involved shooting occurred back on Feb. 25 in Rocklin. According to officials, a police officer shot and killed Cruz, who was attempting to burglarize a home.

The incident happened just after 10 a.m along Bradford Place near Wyckford Boulevard. Officials said Cruz tried to enter a home while armed before an armed homeowner called 9-1-1 and Cruz ran out of the house. 

Three officers arrived shortly after and located Cruz outside, which is when shots were fired by at least one of the officers, according to the Rocklin Police Department. 

Scott Horrillo with the Rocklin Police Department says the three officers had body cameras but did not turn them on. The department does not require officers to use their cameras in every instance.

Black Lives Matter (Sacramento) posted on their Facebook page earlier Thursday in regards to the shooting death and demanded answers.

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