US Attorney’s Office: No charges against US Park Police officer who shot, killed man in DC

WASHINGTON (DC News Now) — The U.S. Attorney’s Office (USAO) for the District of Columbia announced that there would be no federal or D.C. charges against a U.S. Park Police (USPP) officer who was involved in a shooting that left one man dead in November of 2023.

A USAO news release said that USPP officers first saw a person they believed to be engaging in drug trafficking in the 1100 block of 12th St. NW around 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 22, 2023.

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Police approached the man — later identified as 30-year-old Turell Delonte Campbell — but he ran away. Officers chased him, and one officer was able to catch up to him and grab him.

The USAO release said that during a struggle, Campbell pulled out a gun and shot the officer. The officer drew his service weapon and returned fire. Officials said that Campbell ran several more feet before collapsing, and other officers administered life-saving measures.

Campbell died there. The officer was taken to the hospital and survived the shooting.

“After a careful, thorough, and independent review of the evidence, federal prosecutors found insufficient evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the Park Police officer willfully violated the civilian’s rights,” the USAO release said.

USAO said that it worked with the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD)’s Internal Affairs Division to review the incident — going over evidence such as “law enforcement and civilian accounts, crime-camera footage, BWC footage, physical evidence, recorded radio communications, forensic reports, the autopsy report, and reports from MPD.”

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