Redwood City police cleared of wrongdoing in man’s death

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The San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office has cleared four Redwood City police officers of potential criminal charges in a fatal incident involving a man with mental health issues, officials said Friday.
The incident occurred on Aug. 13 when Officer Oscar Poveda responded to a home in Redwood City after receiving reports that 55-year-old Ramzi Saad, who suffered from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, was acting erratically, said District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.
Poveda was the first officer to arrive at the scene, Saad’s mother’s house, after Saad had shoved his mother to the ground.