- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 6, 2016

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - The Weld County District Attorney has cleared two police officers of criminal wrongdoing in the shooting death of a man who was allegedly armed with a knife during a disturbance at a Greeley home.

The Greeley Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1qtt4BG ) that District Attorney Michael Rourke released his findings of the Jan. 25 shooting on Tuesday. He determined that the two officers were justified in their use of force against 27-year-old Joseph Valentino Perez.

Weld County authorities say Perez’s family had called police after he began threatening them and his girlfriend with a knife. Responding officers had said Perez began stabbing himself with the knife and then charged at them with the weapon.

One of the officers says he shot Perez after efforts to subdue the man using Tasers were unsuccessful.


Information from: The Tribune of Greeley, Co, https://greeleytribune.com

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