- Associated Press - Friday, May 15, 2015

BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) - Relatives of a Burlington woman who was mistakenly killed by an Iowa police officer have filed a formal complaint against state and local officials involved in the investigation into her death.

The family of 34-year-old Autumn Steele filed the complaint Friday with the Iowa Public Information Board, a nine-member board that investigates issues involving open meetings and public records.

An attorney for some family members says officials refuse to release documents related to Steele’s Jan. 6 death, which happened when a Burlington officer responding to a domestic disturbance tried to shoot a family dog but shot Steele instead.

The complaint lists the Burlington Police Department, the Des Moines County Attorney’s Office and the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation. Messages left for all three offices were not immediately returned Monday night.


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