Rock Island County, Illinois, State’s Attorney Dora Villarreal ruled on Wednesday that the four Rock Island police officers involved in the April 1 fatal shooting of suspect DeShawn Tatum, 25, will not face criminal charges.
The officers, Paul Scully, Zachary Costas, Andrew Lawler and Jacob Waddle, were placed on administrative leave following the incident, according to a report in the Quad-City Times.
The story began with a social media video posted on March 31, that showed Tatum brandishing a pistol and making threats against law enforcement.
A quick check revealed that Tatum was wanted on felony charges.
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At approximately 6 p.m. on April 1, Scully spotted Tatum at a cemetery and officers Lawler and Costas moved toward him. Tatum