WI Officer Cleared

WI Officer Cleared

No charges are coming for the Watertown police officer who shot and killed a suspect in October. 

The Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office is not pursuing criminal prosecution against Officer James Simon.  The officer claims he shot 30-year-old Justin Whitten after the suspect raised and cocked a pistol while trying to get away from police on a skateboard.  Witnesses told investigators they saw police personnel provide first aid to Whitten, but, he was later pronounced dead at the scene.

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