According to Commonwealth Attorney David Hargrove, the grand jury on Aug. 11 found the incident did not rise to the level of criminal action.
In a statement sent Friday, Paducah Police Chief Brandon Barnhill said the following:
We are glad the grand jury recognized that this incident was strictly an accident and that our officers intended no harm or damage.
We supported our officers through this process, and had faith that the court process would confirm our assessment. Wednesday’s court ruling has now cleared the way for us to resume our conversation with the aggrieved parties
Since the day this incident happened and I met with those individuals, sitting at their kitchen table, we have consistently said that if in fact those rounds were ours, we would make it right and we still intend to do so.
The Paducah Police Department says this is the only statement it will issue about the incident.
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