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Case file in officer-involved shooting to be turned over to prosecutor


The case file on the March 19 officer-involved shooting of Bryan Malinowski will be forwarded by Arkansas State Police’s Criminal Investigation Division (CID) to the 6th Judicial District prosecuting attorney’s office on Tuesday, April 23, 2024.
The shooting occurred at 4 Durance Court, Little Rock, while the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was serving a federal search warrant. Malinowski, 53, was transported to a local hospital, where he died on March 21, 2024.
ASP is authorized to investigate only the agent-involved shooting portion of the incident. CID has compiled a case file that will be handed over to the prosecutor, who will determine whether the shooting was justified. As with all such investigations, ASP will not give any form of recommendation to the prosecutor.
“We do not have the authority to address methods and tactics used or whether agency protocols and policies were followed,” said ASP Colonel Mike Hagar. “Any administrative oversight of tactics would fall to that agency’s – in this case, the U.S. Department of Justice – internal review and is not part of the scope of what ASP is authorized to review.”
The prosecutor will determine whether and when to release the case file.