Hampden District Attorney’s Office to conduct use of force investigation in officer-involved shooting

January 10, 2022 -Springfield- Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni and members of his office will be conducting an investigation into the use of force in the fatal, officer-involved shooting that occurred on the morning of Sunday, January 9, 2022.

The review will consist of assembling all available evidence, such as: body worn camera footage, any private video recording systems, witness statements, autopsy and toxicology reports, as well as 9-1-1 call and dispatch logs.

The investigation will rely on nationally-recognized best practices for conducting an impartial and transparent investigation into what led to a police officer’s use of deadly force, resulting in a death. The District Attorney will determine whether the use of force was appropriate, and whether criminal charges are warranted. The District Attorney is committed to a thorough, fair, and transparent process, concluding with his findings and decisions being presented to the public.

The District Attorney’s Office has been in contact with the decedent’s family through a representative and will meet separately with the family to review the events.

There is no time table for the conclusion of the investigation, but the Hampden District Attorney’s Office will move expeditiously in order to provide the family and the public with clear and objective findings.  

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