JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) – Two Joplin police officers have been cleared in the deadly shooting of a man during a struggle.
Chief Matt Stewart said Thursday an investigation into Aug. 13 shooting death of 31-year-old David Ingle determined that “there were no policy violations that had occurred,” The Joplin Globe reports. Stewart also said the Missouri State Highway Patrol had completed its own investigation, determining “no criminal wrongdoing by either of the officers.”
The two officers encountered Ingle while responding to a report of a man running around and yelling, possibly high on drugs. Police have said officers used Tasers on Ingle when he became combative but they were ineffective. Police said Ingle was shot after he charged an officer.
Ingle later was described by friends as diagnosed with schizophrenia and prone to episodes of paranoia and delusions.
Police reviewed the two officers’ body cameras as part of the inquiry.
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