Justice Department Charges Two Individuals in Connection with Shooting of Law Enforcement Officers

Mikhaila Fogel
Tuesday, June 16, 2020, 4:51 PM

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The Department of Justice announced charges have been filed against two individuals in connection with a drive-by shooting in Oakland, Calif. that killed one law enforcement officer and left another severely injured. The Justice Department alleges that the two defendants have connections to the "Boogaloo" extremist movement, according to the criminal complaints. The case is being prosecuted by the United States Attorney in Oakland with assistance from the National Security Division’s Counterterrorism Section. The criminal complaints against Steven Carrillo—who is charged with one count of murder of a person assisting an officer or employee of the United States Government and one count of attempt murder in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 1114(1) and 1114(3)—and Robert Alvin Justus Jr.—who is charged with aiding and abetting the murder and attempted murder—are available below.

Criminal Complaint against Steven Carrillo

Criminal Complaint against Robert Alvin Justus Jr.

Mikhaila Fogel was an associate editor at Lawfare and a research analyst at the Brookings Institution. She previously worked as a legislative correspondent for national security and foreign affairs issues in the Office of Sen. Susan Collins. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College, where she majored in history and literature and minored in government and Arabic.

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