- Associated Press - Thursday, December 17, 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Lincoln police Chief Jim Peschong (peh-SHAHNG’) has announced that three police officers involved in the fatal shooting of a Central City man did not violate department policy or procedure.

Peschong said Wednesday that Officer Angela Morehouse, Sgt. Bradley Junker and Officer Matthew Gilleland have been taken off of administrative leave after the completion of an internal investigation into the death of 29-year-old Zachary Grigsby.

Authorities say that Junker was trying to arrest Grigsby Nov. 29 when Morehouse and Gilleland arrived to help. The police chief said Grigsby put Morehouse in a headlock and held a gun to her head.

According to the investigation, Grigsby fired and struck Gilleland in the arm before two of the officers returned fire, killing Grigsby.

The police chief declined to say which officers fired their weapons, saying that he did not want to taint the grand jury that will look at the shooting.

Junker and Morehouse are ready to return to full duty, Peschong said, but Gilleland is still recovering from his injuries.

The Lincoln Journal Star (https://bit.ly/1Nrj8PL ) reports the police chief said the Lancaster County Attorney’s Office will now review the case.

County Attorney Joe Kelly said Wednesday that a grand jury could be convened in 30 to 45 days.


Information from: Lincoln Journal Star, https://www.journalstar.com



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