Incident Involving Fort Pierce Police on 4/23/2016

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April 27, 2016 11:32 AM

Updates on the incident which occurred on 4/23/2016 involving the Fort Pierce Police Department.

To ensure transparency, the City of Fort Pierce will use this feed to notify our community of any updates regarding the the incident which occurred on April 23, 2016 involving the Fort Pierce Police Department.

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Latest Update:

October 4, 2016 9:05 AM

We have received a response from the U.S. Department of Justice concerning the request for a review.

Response from the U.S. Department of Justice.

Prior Updates

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September 27, 2016 2:30 PM

The State Attorney's Office has released 270 documents to the City of Fort Pierce related to the Demarcus Semer investigation. The documents are available at the link below.

State Attorney's Documents
September 20, 2016 2:02 PM

We have been notified that the grand jury delivered a "no true bill" for both police officers after considering possible charges in its investigation into the death of Demarcus Semer; meaning the grand jury will not indict.

The City of Fort Pierce continues to keep all those impacted by this tragedy in our thoughts and prayers as we all work together to heal our community.

We are committed to continue a complete, impartial and transparent investigative process. According to City of Fort Pierce policy, the Fort Pierce Police Department will immediately begin an administrative review of the incident to determine if actions were in compliance with policy and training. Both officers will remain on paid administrative leave pending conclusion of the internal investigation.

In the interest of informing the public, a news flash feed will continue to be updated on the city’s website at www.cityoffortpierce.com. The public may subscribe to receive a notification when a new alert is added.