Prosecutor clears Davenport officer in shooting

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — The Scott County attorney says a Davenport police officer thought a man he shot earlier this month had a real gun in his waistband and was reaching for it.

County Attorney Mike Walton says officer Michael Jacobsen was justified when he shot Ryan Adam Franklin on the morning of Oct. 10.

The Quad-City Times reports ( ) an investigation has determined the gun Franklin possessed was a BB gun.

Walton says Jacobsen felt his life and the life of a fellow officer was in danger.

Jacobsen, a 33-year veteran of the police department, shot Franklin twice. Franklin is recovering at home. He has been charged with interference with official acts and has an Oct. 30 court date.

Jacobsen remains on leave pending the outcome of an internal investigation.


Information from: Quad-City Times,

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