Walnut Creek at a glance
Population by race and Hispanic origin
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Full-time law enforcement staff, Walnut Creek Police Department
- 80 Officers
- 37 Civilian staff
Full-time law enforcement officers per 1,000 residents
- 1.14 Walnut Creek
- 1.6 National average, cities with 50,000 to 99,999 population
- 2.2 National average
These figures reflect the Walnut Creek Police Department only, and do not include state or other police agencies that may be present in this location.
We identified 1 publicly reported settlement that resulted in $4,000,000.00 in monetary compensation to victims.
Walnut Creek government officials announced a $4 million payout to a family of an individual who was shot and killed by police. Miles Hall, a Black man, was fatally shot by officers in 2019 during a mental health episode.
Hall’s family called the police the day of Miles’s death hoping that officers could help manage him safely. Hall suffered from a schizoaffective disorder. This payment settles a civil suit, but a criminal investigation is underway to determine whether the officers involved are guilty of unlawful use of force.