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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  DCI Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 amurphy@dps.state.ia.us
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DCI, AG’s Findings Released in Nevada Officer Involved Shooting

Nevada, IOWA --- The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) has completed its investigation into the officer involved shooting in Nevada, Iowa on April 10, 2011 involving Nevada Police Officer David Johnson and Nevada resident Kevin Johnson. 

Upon completion of the DCI investigation, the Iowa Attorney General’s Office, who reviewed the case at the request of the Story County Attorney, examined the circumstances of the April 10th incident, including the actions of both Kevin Johnson and Officer David Johnson.  The Attorney General’s Office determined Officer Johnson was justified under the laws of the State of Iowa in using deadly force.  In its full report, the Attorney General’s Office stated:

“Officer Johnson was in a life or death situation created by Kevin Johnson’s actions. Had Kevin Johnson complied with the officer’s commands and not charged at him there would have been no need for Officer Johnson to use deadly force.”

Click here to view the complete findings of the Attorney General’s Office.

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation is also releasing the 911 call placed by Ms. Jennifer Johnson, requesting help at her residence.

Click here to listen to the 911 call from April 10, 2011.

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Note: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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