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Press Release-WBITF Kerry Blake Jr


Date: Tuesday, July 2, 2019

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PRESS RELEASE

July 2nd, 2019

State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross

 

Winnebago County State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross announces Winnebago Boone County Integrity Task Force completed a thorough investigation of the officer involved shooting which occurred on December 30, 2018.  The information was submitted to the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office and reviewed by State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross.  After reviewing the evidence, State’s Attorney Hite Ross concluded that Rockford City Police Officer Krantz was justified in the use of deadly force in the incident that resulted in the death of Kerry Blake Jr.

 

Winnebago County State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross presented the evidence from the Winnebago Boone County Integrity Task Force investigation to the Grand Jury for consideration.  The Grand Jury determined that Officer Krantz was justified in the use of deadly force during the December 30, 2018 incident which resulted in the death of Kerry Blake Jr.  

 

CONTACT PERSON:

Winnebago County State's Attorney

Marilyn Hite Ross

(815) 319-4700

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