KCSO Requesting Charges against McFarland Police Officers Involved in Jan. 1 Shooting

KCSO Requesting Charges against McFarland Police Officers Involved in Jan. 1 Shooting

On January 1st 2022, officers with the McFarland Police Department were involved in an officer-involved-shooting with a suspect, 38-year-old Eduardo Figueroa, that also injured a Delano police K-9.

The Kern County Sheriff’s Office reviews all shootings involving McFarland Police per an agreement with the city. When submitting their Officer Involved Shooting review to the Kern County District Attorney’s Office, KCSO also included a complaint request against two of the involved officers relating to unlawful weapons possessed. The review package and the complaint request will be reviewed by the DA’s office before any potential charges are filed.

The Kern County Sheriff’s Office declined to comment.

The McFarland Police Department issued the following statement:

On January 1, 2022, the McFarland Police Department was involved in an Officer Involved Shooting.  Per an agreement with the Kern County Sheriff’s Office, the Sheriff’s office investigated the Officer Involved Shooting.  As a result of the investigation, the City was informed that the Kern County District Attorney’s office received a referral from the Sheriff Office concerning the firearms used by two of the McFarland Police Department officers.

The City is informed that this matter is currently under review by the Kern County District Attorney’s office and all further inquiries concerning this matter should be directed thereto. The City of McFarland has been, and will continue, to provide cooperation and any requested assistance concerning this matter.

The Kern County District Attorney’s Office issued the following statement:

Yesterday [Thursday], KCDA received the Officer Involved Shooting review package regarding the officer involved shooting that occurred on January 1, 2022, involving the McFarland Police Department. Included with the OIS review information was a complaint request from KCSO requesting one charge each of violations of Penal Code 30605 (possession an assault rifle) and 33210 (possession of a short-barrel rifle) for both Colin Newhouse and Andrew Galvan regarding that same date. The Officer Involved Shooting review and the request for charges associated with the officers relating to alleged unlawful weapons possession will each be reviewed in conjunction with each other, and any charges deemed appropriate after full review of the complete incident will be considered at that time.

The original article regarding the shooting can be found here.