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Posted: Tuesday, September 20, 2011 4:40 pm | Updated: 8:41 am, Wed Sep 21, 2011.

Detective Eric Bradley, of the Lodi Police Department, was justified in using lethal force to subdue a man who assaulted a judge during a murder trial in 2009, according to a protocol report recently released by the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office.

Bradley shot defendant David Angelo Paradiso multiple times in Department 21 of the San Joaquin County Superior Courthouse on March 4, 2009 as he was assaulting Judge Cinda Fox with a makeshift knife.

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  • Mike Adams posted at 6:14 pm on Wed, Sep 21, 2011.

    Mike Adams Posts: 1561

    Hollow Points!!!

    The last thing through Paradiso's brain.

    The immediate cure for sudden violent outbursts.

  • Joe Baxter posted at 1:16 pm on Wed, Sep 21, 2011.

    Joe Baxter Posts: 1913

    What about Judge Cinda Fox's law suit against the Sherriff's Office? Haven't heard much about that. Did she settle for money? Anyone know? Informantion sure seems to be suppressed. Eric Bradley IS a hero, God bless him for his quick and decisive actions.

  • Sunny Samuels posted at 8:38 am on Wed, Sep 21, 2011.

    Sunny Samuels Posts: 61

    I first met Cinda Fox when she was an attorney. She loved her job and was great. Then I went before her in traffic court (years ago). She was very fair. In all interactions you could tell she sincerly loved her job. I'm glad this nut job wasn't able to do more damage then he did.

  • roy bitz posted at 10:16 pm on Tue, Sep 20, 2011.

    roy bitz Posts: 503

    I attended the council meeting the night officier Bradley was honored by his peers, the city and most especiially and personally by Judge Fox ---she said--- "officier Bradely saved my life---he is my hero". This w as a very emotional moment for everyone there---and I'm glad I was there to share it.

    My first reaction to this headline was---why is this still an issue? It upset me. Then I thought----

    Thank you DA's office for letting this all drag a little---lest we forget.

  • Bob Kempf posted at 7:23 pm on Tue, Sep 20, 2011.

    Bob Kempf Posts: 41

    Yeah, but what about the thugs civil rights. We should have subdued him and then given him a chance in court again to hurt someone. I guess there's not much doubt about his gilt in the trial now is there.

  • Layla Bohm posted at 6:50 pm on Tue, Sep 20, 2011.

    Layla Posts: 9

    The DA's Office actually cleared Detective Bradley in July 2009.

  • Jackson Scott posted at 5:56 pm on Tue, Sep 20, 2011.

    Jackson Scott Posts: 392

    Great job Det. Bradley! Quick action & great marksmenship ended a "situation" that could have ended with a murdered judge.

    On a side note, I find it ironic that Bradley has already received a medal for his actions and now, finally, the DA releases a report saying it was justified (ie: legal).



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