- Associated Press - Friday, September 18, 2015

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A state board has decided to proceed with complaints over whether authorities should be forced to release all the records about the mistaken killing of a woman by a Burlington police officer.

Officer Jesse Hill accidentally shot Autumn Steele outside her home on Jan. 6 while responding to a fight between Steele and her husband. Hill has returned to his police duties without being charged.

The Iowa Public Information Board voted 5-3 on Thursday to order staffers to try to informally resolve the complaints filed by The Hawk Eye and members of Steele’s family against police, prosecutors and the Iowa Department of Public Safety. The agencies have refused to release all the case records.

If the staff effort fails, a subsequent investigation ultimately could compel release of the records.



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