Deal to get more details of fatal Iowa police shooting falls apart

The Iowa Public Information Board, which pledged to try to broker a compromise between law enforcement and the family of a Burlington woman shot and killed by an officer, may dismiss the family’s complaint after government agencies refused to release more information.

Board staff issued a report Tuesday saying the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and Burlington Police Department did not break Iowa’s Open Records law by refusing to release records about the Jan. 6 shooting of Autumn Steele.

Burlington Officer Jesse Hill accidentally killed Steele when he was trying to shoot her attacking dog, authorities said. Steele’s family and the Burlington Hawk Eye newspaper filed complaints with the board seeking additional documents, including a complete video of the shooting captured on a police body camera. Continue…