Deputies involved in fatal shooting followed all policies, procedures

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Posted on March 14, 2014 at 12:08 PM

Updated Friday, Mar 14 at 5:27 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- The Jefferson County Sheriff's department is now saying the two deputies involved in a fatal shooting followed all policies and procedures.

On Tuesday morning, March 11, Deputy Larry Elery and Ben Bryant shot and killed a man they thought they were trying to serve a warrant on.

Authorities say the suspect, Albert Keyes, had a knife when he got out of his car on Poplar Level Road after leading authorities on a chase. He was shot multiple times.

Keyes wasn't the person named in the non-support warrant but he was wanted for a bank robbery out of Tennessee.

The deputies will return to regular duty on Monday, March 17.

“Our review is based on: did they follow policy and procedure, did they follow their training and are they cleared by counseling to go back to work. When those things are all concluded positively then they go back to work,” Col. Carl Yates, with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s department, said.

The Public Integrity Unit of Louisville Metro Police is still investigating the case.

The deputies’ personnel files don't show any use of force issues in the past.

The man listed in the warrant has yet to turn himself in to authorities.
 

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