Date: May 10, 2018


WHO:   Orange County District Attorney (OCDA) Tony Rackauckas

WHAT: Published a letter containing the investigation findings and legal conclusions regarding the Orange County Sheriff’s Department custodial death of inmates Shawn Cadavas and Nelson Ward. The full letters, “OCDA Report Custodial Death Investigation – Inmate Shawn Cadavas,” and “OCDA Report Custodial Death Investigation – Inmate Nelson Ward,” are available at www.orangecountyda.orgby selecting “Officer-Involved Shootings and Custodial Death Letters” under the “Reports” pull-down menu. There is no relevant video or audio to release.

WHEN: Today, May 10, 2018