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For immediate release:  
October 3, 2017

DCI Assisting in Burlington PD Investigation

The Iowa Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) conducted interviews of both Burlington Police officers involved in the October 1st shooting incident.  Officer Chris Chiprez and Officer Josh Riffel were interviewed by Special Agents of the DCI’s Major Crime Unit.  Both officers provided voluntary statements and have cooperated with the investigation.  Preliminary findings indicate only Officer Chiprez discharged his duty weapon. Both Officers remain on paid administrative. 

Autopsy results are pending and will be provided in the near future.  After all interviews are conducted and all evidence is collected, the case facts will be presented to the Iowa Attorney General’s Office for review.     

Media Contact:
Special Agent Richard Rahn
563-370-5109 - cell

Original Press Release Dated October 2, 2017 - DCI Assisting in Burlington PD Investigation



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