WICHITA, Kan. (AP) A prosecutor has cleared two Wichita police officers of wrongdoing for fatally shooting a woman last summer while investigating a domestic dispute.
Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett on Thursday released his office’s finding in the July 10 shooting of Karen Jackson, 45, clearing the officers of any criminal conduct.
Police Chief Norman Williams says his department will now conduct its own administrative investigation of the shooting to make sure the officers followed procedures.
Williams said after the shooting that Jackson stabbed herself with a knife shortly after police arrived at the scene, then walked toward officers telling them repeatedly to shoot her.
Police said the officers fired after Jackson ignored several orders to drop the knife. She died later at a Wichita hospital.