Two central Iowa policemen are cleared of any wrongdoing after shooting a motorist earlier this month. Officials with the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation said Tuesday the two Ames police officers involved in the September 7th traffic stop shooting were justified in using their weapons.
After an investigation, the state D.C.I. and Story County Attorney Stephen Holmes found that officers Patrick O’Bryan and Joshua Vander Zwaag were justified in the use of deadly force against Joshua Kral of New Ulm, Minnesota, after a traffic stop. Both officers have been reassigned back to their regular patrol duties.
Meanwhile, Kral was released from Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines and is now in the Story County Jail in Nevada on a cash bond of $22,500. Kral has been charged with assaulting, disarming and eluding a police officer and interference with official acts.
By Pat Powers, KQWC, Webster City