Suburban Officer Cleared
- An investigation of an Arlington Heights officer who shot and killed a man during a stand-off last year has found no wrongdoing, according to records released by the Illinois State Police.
Officer Michael Butler fired a shot through a window and hit Daniel Moreno just before midnight last August. Moreno died two days later.
- According to the 160-page state police report, officers heard shots coming from Moreno’s home and saw muzzle flashes. With a clear view of Moreno through the kitchen window, Butler shot him in the side of his head, the report said.
In a letter to the Illinois State Police, Assistant State’s Attorney LuAnn Snow said the investigation “revealed no conduct by Officer Michael Butler . . .during this shooting that would give rise to criminal charges against that officer.”
We'd certainly hope not. Geez.