No charges for cops involved in fatal Shelbyville shooting

Shelby County law-enforcement officers that were involved in a fatal police-action shooting last year won’t be facing any charges. Indiana State Police (ISP) say that decision was made Thursday by Shelby County Prosecutor Brad Landwerlen.

ISP say that back on Sept. 21, 56-year-old Jerrald Wright, of Shelbyville, was shot during a standoff with officers from the Shelbyville Police Department and Shelby County Sheriff’s Department. Authorities say they were responding to a domestic dispute. Police say that Wright would not come out of his home for several hours, ignoring law-enforcement commands to come outside. Police say that Wright eventually emerged from the house and pointed a gun at officers. Police then fired upon Wright, killing him.

State Police have released the names of the officers involved in the shooting. They are:

Shelbyville City Police Lieutenant Jeremiah Walton, Patrolman Charles Curry, Shelby County Sheriff’s Department Corporal Michael Cleveland, and Deputy Travis Maloney.