The Court of Appeal upheld a minor’s conviction for obstruction of a peace officer. The unidentified minor had claimed that a San Bernardino sheriff’s deputy lacked probable cause and statutory authority to make an arrest, and used excessive force.
The unpublished appellate decision laid out the facts:
San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Deputy Kevin Nguyen attempted to detain the minor in an Adelanto strip mall April 18, 2020. Nguyen was responding to a loitering call. A woman told him on arrival that the minor had assaulted her son. The court documents do not clarify whether she was connected to the call he was responding to.
Nguyen told the minor to