Rocklin Police Officer Arrested and Charged With the Use of Excessive Force

September 27, 2017

R. Scott Owens

District Attorney

10810 Justice Center Drive, Suite 240
Roseville, California 95678


For Immediate Release
September 27th, 2017

Contact: Jeff Wilson, Assistant District Attorney


On September 25, 2017, the Placer County District Attorney’s Office was contacted by the Rocklin Police Department requesting assistance pursuant to the Placer County Officer Involved Critical Incident Protocol. The Rocklin Police Department advised our office that a preliminary investigation has revealed evidence that a Rocklin Police Officer had used excessive force to effectuate an arrest of a suspected DUI driver. The Rocklin Police Department asked our office to review the video and documentary evidence in the case and take over the investigation of the conduct of the Officer.

The evidence from the investigation, including a series of incident reports and videos, revealed Officer Brad Alford, used force against a DUI suspect that was excessive and criminal in nature. Accordingly, the Placer County District Attorney’s Office has filed a criminal complaint against Officer Alford. He is charged with one felony count of Assault with Personal Use of a Deadly Weapon in violation of section 245(a)(1) of the Penal Code, one felony count of Assault By a Public Officer in violation of section 149 of the Penal Code, and one felony count of Filing a False Report in violation of section 118.1 of the Penal Code. It is also alleged in the complaint that Alford personally inflicted great bodily injury on the victim.

The defendant was arrested on the above charges by Investigators of the Placer County District Attorney’s Office. Bail was set consistent with the Placer County Bail Schedule at $100,000. Defendant posted bail and will be arraigned on the above charges on November 13, 2017, at 8:30 a.m. in Department 31 of the Placer County Superior Court.

This investigation is ongoing and our office will not comment further on the facts of the case. In order to ensure that the defendant receives a fair trial in this case, we have requested that the Rocklin Police Department not release any evidence in the case prior to the conclusion of the prosecution of this case.