Attorney backs deputies without reviewing records

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Worth County attorney who concluded three deputies were justified in their use of a stun gun on a man who later died is now acknowledging he didn’t review any records or interview the deputies before reaching his decision.

The Des Moines Register reports ( ) Worth County Attorney Jeffrey Greve told the newspaper he didn’t review records or speak to the deputies involved in the Sept. 22 incident in which 39-year-old Michael Zubrod died.

Greve says he based his decision off conversations with a chief deputy and an investigator with the state Department of Criminal Investigation.

Deputies repeatedly used a stun gun on Zubrod after responding to a complaint and finding him beating his girlfriend with a hammer and scissors. He also attacked a deputy.

Zubrod died after being handcuffed.


Information from: The Des Moines Register,

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