BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -
Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood has announced that he has now requested the FBI to look into the cell phone videos regarding the alleged beating of David Silva.
On Monday May 13, Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood requested the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) analyze the two cell phones seized pursuant to a search warrant related to the in custody death of David Silva. Specifically, Sheriff Youngblood requested the FBI conduct a forensic analysis of the contents of the cell phones.
A request to the FBI was made following the preliminary results of the Bakersfield Police Department’s analysis of the phones. The analysis by the Bakersfield Police Department confirmed the existence of video footage related to this incident on one phone and no video footage on the second phone. This prompted the subsequent request for further analysis by the FBI.
Sheriff Youngblood also requested the FBI conduct a parallel investigation into the circumstances surrounding this incident.
Today, Sheriff’s Office personnel transported the phones to the FBI Sacramento Office for analysis.