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The coroner is refusing to release information about Samantha Ramsey's death. Read more: www.wlwt.com...
Boone County Coroner Doug Stith said the release of autopsy and toxicology records would be harmful to the investigation. Read more: www.wlwt.com...
The Kentucky State Patrol refused to investigate because Boone County sat on the case for over a week before seeking an independent investigation. Read more: www.wlwt.com...
A panel of veteran investigators from three agencies is what was agreed upon. The panel of investigators with no ties to anyone in the Boone County Sheriffs Office, and they are already at work. Linda Tally-Smith, Boone County Commonweath's Attorney, said the panel is reviewing the investigation as it is being conducted and offering suggestions and asking questions. Some of what they are reviewing is Deputy Brockman's statement. What he says happened outside the police cruiser camera's view. Brockman said when Ramsey pulled out of the field she was so close it nearly pinned him to his car. He pounded on the window but she didn't stop. Brockman says when she made a sharp turn he had no choice but to get on the hood of the car. He was holding on to it as the car sped up. He said he thought he was going to die when he fired through the windshield.
His statement, and what eyewitnesses saw and heard, will end up before a Boone County Grand Jury. Part of the investigation has to do with tactical decisions, such as was there a way to avoid the deadly encounter? It will be up to the Grand Jury, 12 citizens of Boone County to decide if the shooting is justified, or if it's a crime.
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The doctor who assisted in the death investigation of Samantha Ramsey determined that Ramsey was under the influence of alcohol and marijuana the April night Boone County Deputy Tyler Brockman shot and killed her. It was also the physician's opinion that Brockman was sober -- despite a minor presence of benzodiazepines -- and that the deputy's injuries showed he had been struck by the bumper and fender of Ramsey's vehicle and that she had run over his right foot with her car.
Doctor: Ramsey intoxicated, ran over deputy's foot
After seven hours in court, including testimony from multiple witnesses, the group declined to issue any indictments and issued a No True Bill at 5 p.m., according to the statement. "Throughout the investigation, the public has only heard one side of the story," a statement from Brockman's attorney Wes Williams reads. "As various versions of that night's events became public through news interviews, social media and various online platforms, Deputy Brockman wanted to tell his side of the story. However, in the interest of a full and fair investigation and per our advice, Deputy Brockman remained silent as he was vilified based on speculation and incorrect information."
No indictment for deputy who killed Samantha Ramsey