• Denton Police Department

Statement on Officer-Involved Shooting Grand Jury Decision

DENTON, TX, March 18, 2021 – The Denton Police Department was notified by the Denton

County District Attorney’s Office today that a Denton County Grand Jury returned a no bill in

the officer-involved shooting death of Darius Tarver that occurred on Jan. 21, 2020.

The internal administrative investigation will conclude in the next 30 days and will determine

whether training and department policies were followed. The involved officer remains on

administrative duty pending the outcome of the internal investigation.

Darius’ death was a profound loss for our community and a tragedy for all involved. We extend our condolences to the Tarver family during this difficult time.

For Additional Information Please Contact the Denton County District Attorney’s Office.

(940) 349-2600

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