The Iowa Attorney General’s office and DCI agents have determined a Waterloo police officer “acted reasonably” when he fired his gun at a man during a drug investigation.
The name of the officer involved in the incident is not being released because of his position on the Tri-County Drug Task Force.
The shooting on December 11th happened after another officer tried to stop a vehicle driven by Brandon Seeley, who was believed to be in possession of methamphetamine and had an active warrant for a probation violation. Seeley led the officers on a high speed chase before he was blocked in by a squad car in a parking lot.
The officer ordered Seeley to the ground, but Seeley allegedly drove toward the officer, who fired four shots – hitting Seeley three times. He was still able to drive away, but was later taken into custody. The Attorney General’s Office states the officer was justified in discharging his weapon as he felt his life was in danger.
Seeley is facing charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, eluding, and assault on a peace officer.