UPDATE: Madison officers cleared in August fatal shooting

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UPDATED: Wednesday, November 6, 2013 --- 1:05 p.m.

Less than a week after the Dane County DA cleared the three officers involved in a fatal shooting on Madison's west side last August, the Madison Police Department's internal review has also cleared them.

MPD found that deadly force was authorized according to department policy, when the officers fired on Charles Carll after he advanced on one of them with a knife.

A DA's report last week stated that the officers first tried to use a tazer on Carll, but one of the prongs didn't make contact with his skin, so it was not effective.

The three officers remain on leave, but will be allowed to return to duty as they are ready.


UPDATED Friday, November 1, 2013 --- 3:24 p.m.

District Attorney Ismael Ozanne has announced that the officers involved in the fatal shooting of Charles Carll. Ozanne's statement says his office reviewed briefings from the Medical Examiner, and also reviewed evidence from summary reports, diagrams, and on-scene inspection.

The District Attorney's statement reads in part: "there is no potential criminal court liability for the City of Madison police
officers involved in the shooting."


UPDATED Tuesday, August 20, 2013 --- 12:33 p.m.

The following is a statement from Madison Police Chief Noble Wray:

The Madison Police Department continues to investigate the Department's third officer involved shooting (OIS) in the last nine months. The OIS that took place this past weekend is unfortunate and tragic for family and friends of Mr. Charles Carll, for the officers who were involved, and for our community. Our hearts go out to Mr. Carll's family, and to others impacted by the loss of his life. These incidents also have a significant impact on the involved officers and their families, and the department is providing support to them as the investigation continues. Members of MPD's officer involved critical incident team are in the process of completing their investigation. Once finished, it will be forwarded to Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne. My expectation is that we will proceed with our internal investigation after District Attorney Ozanne has finished his review. At this juncture, MPD's preliminary investigation indicates that officers were justified in their actions. However, it is early in the investigation and final conclusions have not yet been reached.


UPDATED Tuesday, August 20, 2013 --- 8:50 a.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Dane County Medical Examiner's Office has identified the man shot and killed by Madison police last weekend.

An autopsy Monday confirmed 59-year-old Charles Carll died of gunshot wounds. Three officers involved in the shooting are on paid leave. They were among officers called to a domestic dispute Saturday afternoon in Madison.

The State Journal reports officers were told the man had injured his wife, was suicidal and still armed with a knife. He says officers unsuccessfully tried to stun him with a Taser. He said the man ignored commands and continued acting aggressively to the officers, so they opened fire.

Authorities later determined the subject's wife was not injured.

The shooting was the third incident in nine months in which a Madison police officer has shot and killed someone.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press


UPDATED Monday, August 19, 2013 --- 6:31 p.m.

Charles G. Carll, 59, from Madison is the name of the man who died in Saturday's Officer involved shooting.

The Dane County Medical Examiner's Office released the name.
According to the Dane County Medical Examiner Carll's death was the result of firearm related injuries. The manner of death is pending further investigation.

This death remains under investigation by the Madison Police Department and the Dane County Medical Examiner's Office. Additional testing is ongoing.

No additional information is known at this time.


UPDATED Monday, August 19, 2013 --- 3:35 p.m.

Madison Police have identified the officers involved in Saturday's fatal shooting.

Alex Bol – started with MPD in Feb. of 2008

Adrian Alan – started with the MPD in May of 2008

Ed Marshall – started with the MPD in May of 2004

The three officers are on leave.


UPDATED Sunday, August 18, 2013 --- 2:13 p.m.

The Madison Police Department Officer Involved Critical Incident Team is continuing the Officer Involved Shooting Investigation that occurred on Saturday, August 17th.

Shortly after 3 p.m. on Saturday, Madison Police were dispatched to a domestic dispute in progress in the 5200 block of Hammersley Road.

Dispatch reported to the husband involved in the dispute had cut his wife in the stomach with a knife.

Dispatch then told the officers that the husband was outside, was suicidal and armed with a knife. Officers engaged the subject and deployed a Taser, which was unsuccessful.

The man ignored the officers verbal commands and moved towards the officers who then shot and killed the man.

Officers later discovered the man's wife was not injured.

The officers involved are veteran officers of the department and have been placed on administrative leave, which is a departmental procedure following a critical incident.

The District Attorney has been to the scene of the incident and the Dane County Sheriff's Office is observing the investigation of this incident.
Updated: Sunday, Aug. 18, --- 1:30 p.m.

Neigbhors on Hammersley Road say they're shocked to learn there was a fatal officer involved shooting Saturday on the usually peaceful street.

"I was a little stunned because I've lived here since 1988 and this road is sorta busy, but we generally don't have any real problems," Gene Huskey said. "Late at night, people once in awhile throw beers cans out here, but outside of that, nothing. No break-ins, no muggings. So I was a little startled by all this to tell you the truth."

Huskey lives just down the road from where the shooting took place. He says he didn't see or hear anything. He says mostly retired folks live nearby.

As of Sunday morning, Madison police were still on the scene talking to neighbors. The 5200 block was blocked off to traffic.

Dane Co. District Attorney Ismael Ozanne has been notified of the situation.

This is the third fatal officer-involved shooting in Madison since November 2012.

Posted: Saturday, August 17, 2013 --- 7:08 p.m.

Madison Police confirm a person was shot and killed during an officer involved shooting. The shooting took place on the 5200 block of Hammersley Rd in Madison on 3:20 p.m. Police are still on the scene.

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