Daniel Auner

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Service Record

Los Angeles County California Sheriff's Department

Rank Deputy
Dates of Service Ended June 8, 2023.[1]
Salary $129,103 (2020)[2]
Last Known Status Resigned[3]

Incident Reports

2020 Death of Ashley Wells

On July 8, 2020, Auner was off-duty, driving a vehicle with four passengers. Auner attempted a curve at about 115mph in a 45mph zone and slid into a light pole.[3][4]

Wells died at the scene. Two other passengers were severely injured.[3]

Auner's blood-alcohol content was 0.077, just under the legal limit.[3]

Response Timeline

Auner was placed on unpaid administrative leave.[3]

On July 29, 2020, Wells' family sued Auner.[5]

In May 2021, Auner was charged with murder and reckless driving on a highway causing injury.[4]

On May 31, 2023, Auner pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter, gross vehicular manslaughter, and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon. The other charges were dropped.[4]

On June 7, 2023, Auner resigned.[3]

On June 16, 2023, Auner was sentenced to 13 years in state prison.[3]

On January 9, 2024, the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) revoked Auner's certification following his felony conviction.[1]

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