PRINCETON, Ky. (AP) — A grand jury has declined to indict a western Kentucky police chief in a fatal shooting during a bank robbery.
The panel in Caldwell County ruled that Princeton Police Chief Don Weedman was justified when he shot 67-year-old James E. Hamm on July 11.
Commonwealth's Attorney G.L. Ovey told The Paducah Sun (http://bit.ly/1n8ZvNw ) he had already believed Weedman was justified before giving it to the grand jurors based on the Kentucky State Police investigation.
Ovey says Hamm had taken $107,000 in a robbery of the same bank two days earlier and investigators found $90,000 at his home with serial numbers corresponding with stolen cash.
Weedman placed himself on a 10-day administrative leave after the shooting and has been back at work since that time.
Information from: The Paducah Sun, http://www.paducahsun.com