Linden Neighborhood Conversation

Robin Davis
Director of Media Relations
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Melanie Crabill
Communications Manager
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Media Advisory
News Date: April 04, 2019

Mayor Ginther Responds to Mitchell Indictment

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther released the following statement regarding the indictment of former police officer Andrew Mitchell on charges of murder and voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of Donna Dalton:

“Today’s indictment, as well as the federal indictments announced last month, send a clear message that we will not tolerate the abuse of power or victimization of residents by anyone in law enforcement. Prosecuting Andrew Mitchell is essential both to protect our community and to support the many honorable officers whose reputations he has unfairly tarnished.

“I applaud the grand jury for the indictment and believe in Prosecutor Ron O’Brien’s full and vigorous attention to the arraignment and trial.”