Like it or not, faith based & community activists deserve credit if only because without the public pressure they're exerting, this disclosure of deets about the deadly shooting of a teen would be unlikely.
The incident was investigated by the Johnson County Officer Involved Shooting Investigation Team, consisting of law enforcement officers out of other jurisdictions in Johnson County, according to the city.
The purpose of the investigation was to help the Johnson County District Attorney in making a decision about whether the use of force was lawful and whether any crime was committed.
The police department receives a copy of the investigation report when it’s complete.
The city said over the last three years, the police department has received numerous requests for the report and consistently denied those requests.
For the three years since the incident, the Albers family and others have continuously called for transparency to include the release of the Officer Involved Shooting Investigation Team report.
The city is currently being sued for the release of the information.
“As a result of this ongoing discussion, misinformation has been circulated resulting in a serious erosion of public trust over this period of time,” the city said in a news release. “Due to the unique circumstances presented in this case to include the challenge of the public confidence in city officials and law enforcement related to this matter, and in light of the current litigation, the City has decided to release the report that is in our possession.”
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