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I believed something didn't sound right on this one - but apparently not.
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Costa Mesa officer won't be charged for 2008 shooting in Temecula



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10:00 PM PST on Tuesday, January 13, 2009


By TAMMY J. McCOY
The Press-Enterprise

PDF: Read the memo authored by Supervising Deputy District Attorney Robert Olsen.
The Riverside County prosecutor's office will not file charges against a Costa Mesa police officer who shot and killed a 30-year-old Temecula man outside an Old Town restaurant in March, officials said Tuesday.
Officer Scott Dibble acted in self-defense when he shot Shaun Vilan outside an Old Town Front Street restaurant, district attorney spokesman John Hall said.
Vilan's family could not be reached for comment Tuesday.
A memo by Supervising Deputy District Attorney Robert Olson portrays Vilan as being determined to fight Dibble almost an hour after Dibble slapped Vilan's female friend on the backside.
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Shaun Vilan​




Taylor Willis, one of the men involved in the incident, told authorities Vilan was still angry about 45 minutes after the slapping incident and Vilan struck the first blow -- hitting Dibble in the head, according to Olson's memo.
Manuel Wilson, who was with Vilan, told authorities "Vilan was just looking for a 'little beat down,' " according to the memo.
However, in the days after the shooting, Vilan's friends and family said Dibble was the aggressor.
Dibble waited for Vilan outside the restaurant, then confronted Vilan as he and his friends left, they said.
Vilan's friends and relatives said there was an argument but nobody hit Dibble.
According to the prosecutor's office, there was a woman who saw a group of four men rush toward Dibble as he was leaning back in a chair.
"This confrontation was anything but a one-on-one fistfight," according to Olson's memo. "Several men surrounded and attacked."
The stakes got higher when the men used a chair to hit Dibble, according to the report.
"Dibble was under attack by a group of men, at least one of whom used a weapon, the metal chair, at the time Dibble fired his gun," according to Olson's memo.
Some of the people involved in the attack on Dibble said he did not identify himself as a police officer before the shooting.
One of Vilan's friends said if Vilan had known Dibble was a police officer, he would not have been looking for a fight, according to Olson's memo.
However, other witnesses said Vilan knew who Dibble was.
Johnny Randel said he spoke to Vilan outside the restaurant just before Dibble was attacked.
"Vilan commented, 'Can you believe, he's a police officer?' " According to the memo, Randel then turned his back and heard someone announce they were a police officer. Then gunshots were fired.
 

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I believed something didn't sound right on this one - but apparently not.
There is also an OC article:
Costa Mesa officer won't be charged for 2008 shooting in Temecula



Download story podcast


10:00 PM PST on Tuesday, January 13, 2009


By TAMMY J. McCOY
The Press-Enterprise

PDF: Read the memo authored by Supervising Deputy District Attorney Robert Olsen.
The Riverside County prosecutor's office will not file charges against a Costa Mesa police officer who shot and killed a 30-year-old Temecula man outside an Old Town restaurant in March, officials said Tuesday.
Officer Scott Dibble acted in self-defense when he shot Shaun Vilan outside an Old Town Front Street restaurant, district attorney spokesman John Hall said.
Vilan's family could not be reached for comment Tuesday.
A memo by Supervising Deputy District Attorney Robert Olson portrays Vilan as being determined to fight Dibble almost an hour after Dibble slapped Vilan's female friend on the backside.
Story continues below​

Shaun Vilan​




Taylor Willis, one of the men involved in the incident, told authorities Vilan was still angry about 45 minutes after the slapping incident and Vilan struck the first blow -- hitting Dibble in the head, according to Olson's memo.
Manuel Wilson, who was with Vilan, told authorities "Vilan was just looking for a 'little beat down,' " according to the memo.
However, in the days after the shooting, Vilan's friends and family said Dibble was the aggressor.
Dibble waited for Vilan outside the restaurant, then confronted Vilan as he and his friends left, they said.
Vilan's friends and relatives said there was an argument but nobody hit Dibble.
According to the prosecutor's office, there was a woman who saw a group of four men rush toward Dibble as he was leaning back in a chair.
"This confrontation was anything but a one-on-one fistfight," according to Olson's memo. "Several men surrounded and attacked."
The stakes got higher when the men used a chair to hit Dibble, according to the report.
"Dibble was under attack by a group of men, at least one of whom used a weapon, the metal chair, at the time Dibble fired his gun," according to Olson's memo.
Some of the people involved in the attack on Dibble said he did not identify himself as a police officer before the shooting.
One of Vilan's friends said if Vilan had known Dibble was a police officer, he would not have been looking for a fight, according to Olson's memo.
However, other witnesses said Vilan knew who Dibble was.
Johnny Randel said he spoke to Vilan outside the restaurant just before Dibble was attacked.
"Vilan commented, 'Can you believe, he's a police officer?' " According to the memo, Randel then turned his back and heard someone announce they were a police officer. Then gunshots were fired.

Thanks, I was always curious what the outcome was. I remember reading what a sweetheart Vilan was.
 

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A memo by Supervising Deputy District Attorney Robert Olson portrays Vilan as being determined to fight Dibble almost an hour after Dibble slapped Vilan's female friend on the backside.

is the cop being charged for assault and battery on the female victim ?
 
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