Grand jury dismisses charges against officers involved in shooting death of Myron Flowers; video released

Grand jury dismisses charges against officers involved in shooting death of Myron Flowers; video released
A grand jury has decided to dismiss charges against a deputy and officer involved in the shooting death of Myron Flowers. (Source: unsplash.com)

CLINTON, LA (WAFB) - On Monday, Aug. 5, an East Feliciana Parish grand jury returned no true bills of indictment for an officer and deputy involved in the shooting death of Myron Flowers, who was shot and killed during a traffic stop in Clinton in April.

A no true bill of indictment means a grand jury could not find enough evidence to bring charges against a defendant.

Flowers was shot and killed during a traffic stop along LA 10 in Clinton near Jackson Street on Friday, April 12. In a press conference after the incident, Sheriff Jeff Travis said Flowers was a backseat passenger in the vehicle and Deputy Cullen Wilson, who made the stop, noticed Flowers had a gun and tried to “secure it,” according to Travis.

Clinton Police Officer Richard Boudoin also responded to the scene.

Below is video of the incident released to WAFB by the 20th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. The video was captured by a surveillance camera at a nearby business. The grand jury reviewed this footage, along with other evidence presented by the sheriff’s office and Louisiana State Police, before reaching its decision to not indict the officers involved.

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RAW GRAPHIC VIDEO: Officer-involved shooting death of Myron Flowers

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“We have been confident all along that our deputy’s actions were legal and we appreciate the grand jury’s action today. We are anxious to put this behind us so that we can continue to focus on serving the public," said EFPSO Chief Deputy Greg Phares.

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