DOVER, Del. (AP) – The Delaware attorney general’s office has concluded that criminal charges cannot be brought against four Wilmington police officers involved in the fatal shooting of a man in a wheelchair, although investigators concluded that one officer exhibited “extraordinarily poor” police work and should not be allowed to carry a gun.
Authorities also said Thursday that their investigation into the September shooting of Jeremy McDole revealed serious deficiencies in the police department’s use-of-force policies and training, and in preparing officers to deal with people with mental illness and other disabilities.
Police confronted McDole after receiving a 911 call about a man with a gun.
A bystander’s cellphone footage shows officers repeatedly telling McDole to drop his weapon and raise his hands and McDole reaching for his waist area before shots erupt.