815 Wheeler Avenue      Huntsville, Alabama  35801

Mark Hudson
Chief of Police
(256) 427-7001
Dr. Harry Hobbs
Communications Relations Officer
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  Huntsville Police Release Findings of Incident Review Board

Huntsville, Alabama (January 20, 2012) On Thursday, January 19, 2012, an Incident Review Board convened to examine evidence and hear testimony
related to a shooting incident that occurred on December 29, 2011, at 6275 University Drive, where a Huntsville Police Officer fired his weapon. Police
spokesman Dr. Harry Hobbs said the Board consisted of Captain Vince Dauro, Lieutenant Ken Brooks and Sergeant Charles Brooks.  Representatives from
the City Attorney’s Office and the Madison County District Attorney’s Office were also present. After careful review of the evidence, the Board concluded
that the Officer’s actions were not in accordance with Departmental policies. Huntsville Police Chief Mark Hudson concurred with the findings and initiated an
Administrative Review by the Huntsville Police Department’s Internal Affairs.

On December 29, 2011, Huntsville Police Officers responded to a call to “check subject” at 6275 University Drive.  Officers arrived at 22:21 hours and
attempted to stop the offender’s vehicle.  The driver refused to stop, struck a police vehicle and then drove toward a police officer.  The Officer fired his
service weapon at the offender.  Officers stopped the vehicle and HEMSI transported the offender to Huntsville Hospital for evaluation