Grand jury clears officer who shot, wounded man
TROY, N.Y. (AP) — A grand jury has cleared a police officer who shot and wounded a man during a traffic stop in upstate New York.
The Schenectady County District Attorney’s office announced Monday the jury found Officer Jarrod Iler was justified in the August 2017 shooting in Troy that injured Dahmeek McDonald.
Prosecutors say Iler fired four shots at McDonald after he drove his vehicle toward the officer. One bullet hit the man in the forearm and another grazed his temple.
Police say McDonald was wanted on a parole violation when officers stopped his vehicle.
The shooting sparked protests and marches in front of City Hall.
McDonald’s lawyer, Mark Mishler, says they are dismayed but not surprised with the outcome.