August 17, 2023
  • August 17, 2023


    Re: In Custody Death Of Maycarla Sulapas On January 7, 2023


    The District Attorney’s Office has completed its investigation into the in custody death of Maycarla Sulapas on January 7, 2023 first involving South San Francisco Police Officers and subsequently involving San Mateo County Deputy Sheriffs and Correctional Officers and San Mateo County Correctional Health staff.  After a thorough investigation by Inspector Jamie Draper and other inspectors with the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office, District Attorney Stephen M. Wagstaffe has concluded that there is no legal basis for filing criminal charges against any of the officers, deputies, or correctional health staff.  District Attorney Wagstaffe has concluded that the actions of the officers, deputies and staff members were lawful and not violative of any provisions of the California Penal Code.  Therefore, this case is now deemed closed by the District Attorney’s Office.


    The letter written by District Attorney Wagstaffe to San Mateo County Sheriff Christina Corpus and South San Francisco Police Chief Scott Campbell setting forth the basis for the decision declining to file criminal charges in this case is attached to this e-mail press release.


    In accord with the standard practice of the District Attorney’s Office, our complete investigative report, other than materials which are legally protected and not subject to disclosure, will be made available for public inspection.  Anyone seeking to read all or part of the reports should contact Chief Inspector William Massey of the District Attorney’s Office Bureau of Investigations at