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Officer Involved In Shooting of Homeless Man Is Identified

Police chief says report on the incident has been forwarded to the Alameda County District Attorney's office

Officer Involved In Shooting of Homeless Man Is Identified Officer Involved In Shooting of Homeless Man Is Identified

Authorities have released the name of the Dublin police officer who was involved in the shooting death of a homeless man in April.

Police Chief Tom McCarthy said Sgt. Donna LaPerle has been cleared to come back to work, but the 20-year department veteran has not yet returned.

McCarthy said LaPerle was initially off on paid administrative leave for three days following the incident. She has not returned to work due to injuries sustained in the incident.

The chief also said an investigative report on has been completed and sent to the Alameda County District Attorney's office. However, he would not provide any details from the report.

LaPerle shot and killed 53-year-old Daryl Podborny about 1:30 a.m. on April 28 after authorities say the homeless man attacked the officer in an industrial part of town near the Stoneridge Chrysler Jeep Dodge dealership.

LaPerle had gone to the area to check on reports of suspicious activity.

Details on the incident have not been released. LaPerle was treated for a head injury at Eden Medical Center's trauma unit after the incident.

Podborny grew up in Dublin and attended Dublin High School. He had a criminal history and was well known to people in town who saw him on the streets of the city.

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