Review board clears Huntsville officers involved in September shooting, officers return to full duty
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police have released new information on an officer-involved shooting on September 12, 2015. The shooting happened after officers tried to stop someone in a stolen vehicle.
Officers shot and injured Orlondon Deundre Driskell in the incident.
An incident Review Board with representatives from the District Attorney’s Office, The City Legal Department, a member of the Citizens Police Advisory Council, and Huntsville Police Department personnel examined the evidence. It found the actions of the officers to be within departmental policy.
Huntsville Police say Driskell jumped from the stolen car and charged at officers on Harden Avenue when officers attempted to stop him. The officers started retreating while giving Driskell commands to stop. According to the report, Driskell continued charging the officers while making threatening movements with his hands. The officers thought he was pulling a gun from his waistband, so they fired, hitting Driskell in the shoulder.
The report shows witnesses corroborated the officers’ statements.
The investigation determined Driskell did not have a gun, but was making threatening movements while charging at officers.
Both officers involved have returned to duty.