O’Fallon Police officer not charged for killing 20-year-old girl

O’Fallon Police officer not charged for killing 20-year-old girl

O’Fallon Police officer not charged for killing 20-year-old girl

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Posted on January 26, 2011 at 2:17 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 26 at 10:35 PM

The St. Clair County State’s Attorney announced Wednesday, that the O’Fallon Police officer who shot and killed a 20-year-old woman will have no criminal charges filed against him.

Authorities say that the Coroner's Jury found Officer Adam Taulbee’s shooting of Alexandra Nance justified.

The St. Clair County State’s Attorney, Brendan Kelly, met Tuesday with Nance's family to tell them the decision.

According to Kelly it was an emotional meeting.  “The Nances are good people in great pain," Kelly said. "Their loss is clear, but so is the law."

After the investigation, the Nances said Officer Adam Taulbee had all the training and experience, but still mishandled the situation with a panicky, distraught girl.

An investigation by the Illinois State Police was submitted to former State’s Attorney Bob Haida in November, just before Haida became a Circuit Judge.  After being appointed State’s Attorney last month, Kelly and a team of prosecutors completed a detailed, additional review of the case.
 
Kelly stated: “Given the circumstances, the evidence, and the law, I will not seek criminal charges against the officer involved in this shooting.  The officer’s actions did not constitute criminal conduct.”

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