No criminal charges in officer-involved Burlington shooting, body cam video released

No criminal charges in officer-involved Burlington shooting, body cam video released
Burlington police-involved shooting ruled justified by AG
“The officer-involved shooting of Marquis Jones is a tragedy for all involved,” read a statement from the Burlington Police Department. “City officials continue to keep the many people impacted by this tragedy in their thoughts, including the family of Mr. Jones and the officers involved in the incident.”

BURLINGTON, Iowa (KWQC) – The Iowa Attorney General’s Office has completed its review of the police-involved shooting death of Marquis Jones.

Burlington police-involved shooting ruled justified by AG

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Special Assitant Attorney General Scott Brown reviewed the investigation. Brown says he took into consideration:1. Relevant background information on Marquis Jones including his criminal history.2. Information relating to the reasons the officers performed a traffic stop on Jones.3. Information detailing the officers’ contact with Jones4. Information gathered by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.After the shooting officers located a small black bag, a hat, and a .45 caliber Glock pistol in a yard behind Maple Street. The black bag had marijuana and a small scale.

Topics: burlington, marquis jones, police officers, shooting, traffic stopRiffle drove to the intersection of Maple and South 7th when he says he saw Jones. Riffel jumped out of the patrol car and chased Jones on foot. In audio recording, Riffel can be heard telling Jones to get on the ground and tackles him. Riffel says as he tackled Jones he saw Jones had a gun in his hand. Riffel says the two fought for control of the gun and that Jones tried to point the gun at Riffel. Riffel can be heard yelling through body cam audio to Officer Chiprez, “Gun. Gun. He’s got a gun Chip.” There is no video of the struggle as Officer Riffel had not activated his body camera and the struggle occurred out of view of the dash cam. Riffel activates his body camera as he warns Officer Chiprez that Jones is armed. Three witnesses in the area all report seeing police chasing a man with a gun.

was warranted, and no criminal charges are “justified or warranted” against the two officers involved.

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