ER - Douglas/Zanotti case DISMISSED

Humboldt County Superior Court Judge John Feeney granted a defense attorney's motion to dismiss the pending case against former Eureka Police Department Chief David Douglas and Lt. Tony Zanotti in regards to the death of Cheri Lynn Moore.

Moore, 48, was shot and killed April 14, 2006, by EPD officers after brandishing a flare gun during a standoff that lasted approximately 2 1/2 hours.

After hearing the arguments presented by Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos and those of the defense attorneys, Feeney found no criminal conduct by either defendant.

The courtroom was packed with law enforcement officials and they burst into applause after the decision was rendered.

Published: Aug 26 2008, 4:34 PM · Updated: Aug 26 2008, 4:44 PM
Category: Local News