• Denton Police Department

Administrative Investigation into Officer-Involved Shooting Concludes

Updated: Apr 29

DENTON, TX, April 15, 2021–The Denton Police Department has concluded the administrative investigation of the officer-involved shooting death that occurred on Jan. 21, 2020. Internal Affairs (IA) conducted an exhaustive investigation to determine if the involved officers followed and complied with their training and Department policies. IA gathered and presented their findings to the involved officers’ chain of command and the Chief of Police on April 15.

Based upon the totality of the circumstances as presented to the officers on scene, and after considerable deliberation, the Chief of Police, with the unanimous agreement of the officers’ chain of command, determined that the officers’ actions that night did not violate the Civil Service Rules or the Denton Police Department policies, procedures, or training that were in place at the time. As a result, no disciplinary action will be imposed against any of the officers involved. This decision does not minimize the tragic events of that night, which resulted in the death of Darius Tarver.


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