Agencies: Hampton Police Division Virginia
Last updated: about 1 month ago
Reedy was the subject of an early-morning low-speed chase for driving erratically. When officers boxed her in she threatened them with her car, and was fatally shot. A grand jury returned no indictments for the controversial incident but had recommendations, including that one of the police involved should undergo "therapy for aggressive behavior".
A special grand jury in Hampton opted not to indict two white police officers who shot and killed an unarmed black woman last July.
The decision follows a two month review of evidence and witness testimony in the death of Andrea Nicole Reedy.
According to Hampton Commonwealth's Attorney Linda Curtis, the grand jury's decision not to indict "ends this offices' involvement in this matter."
The FBI is still conducting a seperate civil rights investigation.
Reedy, was stopped by police on July 27 after a low-speed chase through downtown Hampton.
Police say officers opened fire after Reedy struck the police cars behind and in front of her, with one of the officers trapped in her open door.
The special grand jury, made up of four black and four white members, interviewed several witnesses to the shooting and reviewed videotapes taken from the officers' cruisers."
January 2002 NAACP Critical