“I continue to recover from my medical operation in November and am not able to conduct a formal press conference regarding this case. However, I wanted to inform the community of my decision as I know many in the community and, certainly Mr. Whitaker’s family and Officer Cooke and his family, have anxiously waited for it. I apologize that I was not able to announce this decision earlier.
The timing of this release was impacted by two events. First, I wanted to retain an independent use-of-force expert to review this case before making a final decision. Second, before I was able to review and assess that opinion I was injured.”
County Attorney Adel Charging Decision in Death of Ryan Whitaker
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