- Associated Press - Monday, February 9, 2015

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Autopsy, lab and other reports collected following the shooting death of a 40-year-old woman during a confrontation with police in Ann Arbor were released Monday on a county government website.

The materials made public by the Washtenaw County prosecutor also include shooting scene photos, police interviews and a recording of the original 911 call, The Ann Arbor News reported (https://bit.ly/1CM9qnS ).

Authorities have said Aura Rosser confronted officers with a knife as they responded Nov. 9 to a domestic disturbance complaint. She was shot once in the chest.

Prosecutor Brian Mackie has said officer David Ried would not be charged in her slaying. The decision not to prosecute Ried prompted protests in Ann Arbor.

“The fatal shooting of Ms. Aura Rosser by an Ann Arbor police officer has understandably generated great interest,” Mackie said in a statement. “Because of that interest and concern, we are posting material amassed during the investigation of this shooting on our website so that it is available without the necessity of filing a Freedom of Information Act request.”

Rosser’s mental health records were not included in the documents released. She suffered from a serious mental illness but had not been taking her prescribed medications at the time of her death, according to a memo from the prosecutor. A toxicology report showed high levels of cocaine and alcohol were present in her system.

More documents - including photos, recordings of police radio traffic and video of witness interviews - will be added to the website for public viewing, Deputy Chief Assistant Prosecutor Steve Hiller told the newspaper.


Online: https://www.ewashtenaw.org/government/prosecuting_attorney/ann-arbor-shooting


Information from: The Ann Arbor News, https://www.mlive.com/ann-arbor

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