No More Reviews Likely In Fatal Keokuk County Deputy Shooting

Emergency vehicles line a road at the scene of an apparent standoff Monday, April 4, 2011 west of Sigourney. (Brian Ray/ SourceMedia Group News)


By Richard Pratt

SIGOURNEY, Iowa (AP) — Officials say no more reviews are likely over the actions of the Keokuk County sheriff's office leading up to a shooting that left a deputy and another man dead in southeast Iowa.

Jeffrey Krier who had a history of mental illness, killed Deputy Eric Stein on April 4 during a standoff at Krier's home near Sigourney. Krier was killed by officers.

The attorney general's office says officers were justified in killing Krier.

The Des Moines Register says Monday that no other reviews are planned. Jessica Lown of the Iowa Department of Public Safety says the agency doesn't have the authority to review another law enforcement agency's policies and procedures.

Keokuk County Supervisor Michael Berg says how Sheriff Jeff Shipley handled the situation hasn't given him pause.

Conversation Guidelines

Be Kind

Don't use abusive, offensive, threatening, racist, vulgar or sexually-oriented language.
Don't attack someone personally. Keep it civil and be responsible.

Share Knowledge

Be truthful. Share what you know and what you are passionate about.
What more do you want to learn? Keep it simple.

Stay focused

Promote lively and healthy debate. Stay on topic. Ask questions and give feedback on the story's topic.

Report Trouble

Help us maintain a quality comment section by reporting comments that are offensive. If you see a comment that is offensive, or you feel violates our guidelines, simply click on the "x" to the far right of the comment to report it.

read the full guidelines here »

Commenting will be disabled on stories dealing with the following subject matter: Crime, sexual abuse, property fires, automobile accidents, Amber Alerts, Operation Quickfinds and suicides.

facebook twitter rss mobile google plus
email alerts you tube hooplanow pinterest instagram

What's On KCRG