January 22, 2021

No Charges In McHale Rose Shooting

No Charges In McHale Rose Shooting

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers will not face charges in the shooting death of a young man last spring.

Marion County Prosecutor Ryan Mears made the announcement Friday afternoon in a written statement.  It said after an extensive review of the May 7 incident with McHale Rose, the evidence indicates that the actions of the four IMPD officers do not meet Indiana’s legal standard to support criminal charges.

Rose, 19, was killed a few hours after Dreasjon Reed was shot during a Facebook live-streamed police chase in May. 

Following months of protests and an investigation by a special prosecutor, it was announced officers in the Reed case would also face no charges.

Initial police reports indicated that Rose shot at officers when they arrived on scene of a call. Officers returned fire killing Rose.

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