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Prosecutor to decide if cops who shot kids can be charged

The Associated Press - May 25, 2019 10:07 am

HUGO, Oklahoma (AP) – A prosecutor is reviewing an investigative report to determine if two police officers who shot into a truck injuring three children and an adult robbery suspect in southeast Oklahoma should face criminal charges.
The Hugo police officers opened fire on April 26th, wounding 21-year-old William Devaughn Smith as well as the children, ages 5, 4, and 1.
District Attorney Mark Madoff says it will take him several weeks to review the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation report and determine whether detectives Billy Jenkins and Chad Allen committed crimes.
The bureau confirmed it sent the report to prosecutors but declined further comment.
Smith is charged with aggravated robbery and is being held in Choctaw County jail. Court records don’t list an attorney for him.
Hugo Chief of Police John Bozeman hasn’t responded to emailed questions.

 

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