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Grand Jury Releases Report Regarding Officer Involved Shooting of Jesus Ramos
Grand Jury Finds No True Bill
One of our primary roles and responsibilities is to preserve life. It is excruciatingly painful on many levels for any and all of us to be involved in a police officer involved shooting especially one that results in loss of life. We are all very saddened at the loss of Jesus Ramos’ life.
Longmont Public Safety has taken unique and substantial steps to ensure that our police officers and staff respond effectively to those struggling with their mental health in ways that de-escalate personal crisis. And while our primary role is to preserve life, there are those very rare circumstances in which our police officers have to protect the lives of innocent people as well as their own lives in the performance of their duties by discharging their firearms.
Of note, is that seven out of eight police officers who were present that night, including Master Police Officer Mike Kimbley, have received advanced training in de-escalation and responding to people struggling with their mental illness.
The grand jury’s findings is that there should be “no true bill” which means that there will be no criminal charges filed against the police officer who was involved. The grand jury also provided expectations for Longmont Police Services.
The link to the audio of the call from the Longmont Emergency Communications 911 center can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyGmTR1KzlY&feature=youtu.be
The link below contains the Grand Jury report, audio and video tapes from that night and a response to the grand jury report from Public Safety Chief Mike Butler: