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Reports into fatal Wauwatosa police shooting delivered to DA

Gloria Speed, aunt of Jay Anderson, who was shot and killed in Wauwatosa early morning hours of June 23, took part in a Coalition for Justice rally at Red Arrow Park last week.
Gloria Speed, aunt of Jay Anderson, who was shot and killed in Wauwatosa early morning hours of June 23, took part in a Coalition for Justice rally at Red Arrow Park last week. Credit: Calvin Mattheis

By Aaron Mak of the Journal Sentinel

July 22, 2016 0

The Milwaukee County district attorney's office announced Friday that it had received the final investigative report into the fatal shooting of 25-year-old Jay Anderson by a Wauwatosa police officer.

Milwaukee police led the investigation to fulfill a state law that requires a team of at least two investigators from an outside agency to lead investigations of officer-involved deaths.

According to a statement, District Attorney John Chisholm and Chief Deputy District Attorney Kent Lovern met with members of Anderson's family and their legal representatives and shared the evidence collected by the Milwaukee Police Department.

The evidence includes recordings of officer dispatches before and after the critical incident, video of the incident and reports by the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner and the Wisconsin State Crime Laboratory.

The DA's office did not release a timetable for determining whether the police officer would be criminally charged.

Wauwatosa Police Chief Barry Weber provided initial information at the scene, Jue 23 saying officers were investigating a suspicious vehicle in a parking lot and saw it was occupied by a person with a gun.

The officer "fearing for his safety discharged his own weapon striking that person," Weber said.

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