A special prosecutor has decided that a Pettis County deputy was justified in the fatal shooting of Hannah Fizer back in June.
In a letter released on Monday, general counsel for the Missouri office of Prosecution Services Stephen Sokoloff stated that there were are aspects of the case which he believed an “alternative approach” may have avoided the confrontation, but was not relevant to whether criminal liability would attach.
Fizer was stopped on Highway 50 on the night of the 13th. The officer says she was refusing to cooperate and at one point, reached to the floorboard for something that he believed was a gun.
Family members tells the news media Fizer never owned a gun and was likely reaching for her cell phone.
In the wake of the shooting, the county Sheriff’s office has now ordered body cameras that will record audio.
Those won’t be delivered until October.476021447-Hannah-Fizer-special-prosecutor-decision-pdf