The officer involved shooting that recently took place in Aberdeen has been investigated and justified by the Attorney General’s office. And as part of the report, you’ll note that State Representative Dan Kaiser, a sergeant in the Aberdeen Police Department, was present at the incident and came upon the scene as he was assisting his fellow officer who had the suspect pinned on the ground, after the man attempted to commit “suicide by cop.”
Thankfully, none of the officers were injured seriously.
It’s a scary episode, and a good reminder of the risks that police officers face on our behalf on a daily basis. And why #BlueLivesMatter.
Here’s the release from the Attorney General’s office, and the report.
Attorney General’s Office Releases Officer Involved Shooting Summary
PIERRE, S.D – Attorney General Marty Jackley and the Division of Criminal Investigation today released the summary into the shooting of Ehkhu Poe on August 14, 2016, in Aberdeen, South Dakota. The Division of Criminal Investigation conducted the investigation at the request of the Aberdeen Police Department.
The incident occurred on August 14, after a call to service near the intersection of S. Marshall St. and 4th Ave. SE in Aberdeen.
“It is my conclusion as Attorney General that Officer Ty Reinke was justified in firing his weapon and using lethal force. I would like to thank the Aberdeen Police Department and the Officer for their service and complete cooperation in this investigation,” stated Attorney General Jackley.