Critical Incidents

Critical Incident Release


Grass Valley Police Department will provide releases concerning the following types of incidents:

  • Officer-involved shootings, regardless of whether a person was hit by gunfire1;
  • A use of force resulting in death or serious bodily injury requiring hospitalization;
  • All deaths while an arrestee/detainee is in the custodial care of the Department unless there is no preliminary evidence of any of the following: misconduct, a use of force, or an act committed by an arrestee/detainee that appears intended to cause injury or death; or
  • Any other police encounter where the Chief of Police determines release of video is in the public interest.