MODESTO (CBS13) – The district attorney’s office has determined that no charges will be filed against the deputy who shot and killed a 16-year-old boy in Modesto.
Xander Mann sped away from a sheriff’s deputy back on May 18, 2021, sparking a 20-mile chase. Deputies used a pit maneuver to stop Mann’s vehicle.READ MORE: California Gov. Newsom Criticizes GOP After Texas School Shooting: 'Who The Hell Are We If We Cannot Keep Our Kids Safe'
A deputy then opened fire after Mann started speeding at him.
Mann died a week later at the hospital.READ MORE: Wildfire In Colusa County Explodes In Size, Containment At 30%
On Friday, the Stanislaus County District Attorney’s Office announced their investigation found that the deputy’s actions did not rise to the level of criminal conduct.
“Although the apparent changes in the law brought about by the enactment of AB 392 are still being resolved by the courts, Dep. Zazueta’s conduct under any interpretation of the law does not rise to the level of criminal conduct that would warrant the filing of criminal charges,” the DA’s office concluded in their review of the incident.MORE NEWS: World's Strongest Man Competition Returns To Sacramento
Mann’s family has claimed the traffic stop was botched and the car chase shouldn’t have happened. They filed a lawsuit in June 2021 after the release of body camera footage of the incident.