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Attorney General: Waterloo police officer-involved shooting justified

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The Iowa Attorney General’s Office has completed its review of a shooting incident that involved three Waterloo police officers in April.

Officers Steve Nissen, Thomas Frein and Steve Bose were called to a large fight in the parking lot of the New World Lounge in the early morning of Sunday, April 5th.

While on the scene, officers tried to stop 27-year-old Javon Webb.  Webb got into a vehicle and tried to leave the parking lot, striking Officer Bose.

The other two officers shot at the vehicle, hitting Webb in the arm, chest and stomach.

Webb had a five shot .22 caliber derringer type pistol in his car.

The pistol was found on the driver side floor of the vehicle being driven by Webb when it was searched at Allen Hospital.

There were also two open bottles of liquor in the vehicle.

After a review of the case with the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation - the Attorney General’s Office finds the force used by the officers was justified and was not a criminal act, and considers the investigation of the officers' conduct closed.

A decision regarding criminal charges against Jovan Webb will be forthcoming.

See also:
Waterloo man files lawsuit against city for police shooting

You can read the full review from the Attorney General here.

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