Decatur Police Chief Shane Brandel issues the following statement regarding the findings and decision of the Macon County State’s Attorney regarding the recent officer involved shooting:
“In conjunction with the findings and decision of the Macon County State’s Attorney’s Office,
and after a careful and thorough internal review of the incident, it is my decision that all three
Decatur Police Officers involved in this event were legally justified in their use of deadly
force. In addition, it is my position that they were in compliance with DPD policies and
procedures throughout this incident.
“I hope with the closure of this case, we can begin to heal as a community and continue
working together to keep our city safe.“