Boone Officer Cleared in Shooting

Posted on 10 December 2010 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—Boone County Attorney Jim Robbins announced Friday morning that his review of the October 25th death of Gerald Beals II at the Boone HyVee Store is completed. Robbins says the investigation shows that Officer Rod Thompson was justified in firing his weapon at Beals because he reasonably believed that the force was necessary to defend himself and others. Robbins noted that witness saw Thompson repeatedly order Beals to drop his knife, eventually using a stun gun, which had no effect, and finally using his weapon when Beals continued to approach Thompson with his knife.

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