Two Bakersfield Police officers who were involved in a shooting in February have been cleared by the Critical Incident Review Board.
According to a press release from BPD, the review board found detectives Ryan McWilliams and Isaac Aleman were within department policy and within legal requirements when they fired multiple shots, hitting 23-year-old Anthony Markis Ramirez. He suffered major injuries.
Ramirez was arrested and faces multiple charges including two counts of carjacking and assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer.
A lawsuit alleging excessive force and battery was filed earlier in October against the city of Bakersfield in connection with the shooting that reportedly left a Ramirez paralyzed.
According to Bakersfield Police, McWilliams has been with the department for 14 years years. It was his first officer-involved shooting. Aleman has been with the department for more than 11 years. This was his third OIS.