Officer Involved Shootings
The role of the State Attorney in Officer Involved Shooting (OIS) investigations and in conducting its review is limited to determining whether a criminal violation of Florida Law has occurred, whether any person may be held criminally responsible, and whether such criminal responsibility can be proved beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law. The State Attorney does not establish agency policy, procedures, and training requirements. Nor does the State Attorney have any responsibility for determining disciplinary action or pursuing civil litigation in these matters. In other words, given the applicable law, the State Attorney’s role is to determine, for the officers who are the subject of the OIS investigation, whether their actions constituted a criminal act that could be proven beyond and to the exclusion of every reasonable doubt.
In our effort to enhance transparency on officer involved shootings and designated in-custody death investigations, our office will post status updates on this website of open investigations, beginning with incidents that occur after September 1, 2017. The following information will be made accessible to the public during the investigation.
- Officer Involved police agency
- Deceased/injured individual(s)
- Investigating police agency
- Lead Investigator
- Police Case Number / Investigative Agency Case Number
- Incident Date
- Current Status of the investigation
Please note that the first update to the website after the initial notification will occur within 6 months of the incident. In order to maintain the integrity of the investigations factual details and investigative actions will not be reported.
Click here to view the latest Officer Involved Shootings document.