No charge for Davenport officer whose gun fired during arrest
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) -- Criminal charges won't be pursued against a Davenport police officer whose gun went off during an arrest in early February.
The shooting occurred on Feb. 4 as Officer Bryant Wayland was arresting a 37-year-old man suspected of running into several cars and fleeing. The gun went off and struck the man's vehicle, but no injuries were reported.
The Quad-City Times reports that an investigation by the Scott County Sheriff's Office concluded that Wayland's gun fired either accidentally or unintentionally. County prosecutors subsequently decided not to bring any charges.
Davenport Police Capt. Dale Sievert told the newspaper that an internal review of the shooting found that Wayland had violated department policy. Sievert wouldn't say which policy was violated and what discipline Wayland received.