In a letter Monday to John Louis Hayden's Commissar of St Louis and Public Safety Director Jimmy Edwards, Kimberly Lawyer M. Gardner wrote that the cause of the drugs or alcohol was likely to have contributed to the shooting of Kathleen Alix Police Officer Nathaniel Hendren, A 29-year-old, deadly killed Alix at his residence on Thursday after they both claimed they were alternating with a single-bullet revolver and pulled the trigger, according to the police. The deadly game of luck is sometimes known as Russian roulette.
Hendren is accused of involuntary first-degree murder and armed criminal action linked to the death of a fellow policeman.
under the guise of Garrity appears as an obstructionist tactic to prevent us from understanding the status of the officers at the time of committing this alleged crime, "Gardner wrote in the letter. was an "incident" and also characterized it as "misuse" of a firearm.
Gardner's letter called such anxious conclusions.
"It seems totally inappropriate for investigators to approach the crime scene, which at the beginning of the investigation, with a predisposing conclusion about the potential outcome of a case," he writes. "It is particularly unpleasant because the Investigation Unit of the Force is required to carry out objective investigations of police executions."
"I understand that the public should be briefed on the cases of employee filing,
Gardner's Office said he was conducting an independent shootout investigation, and the State Missouri patrol would help
The police did not respond immediately to CNN's request for comment.
Susan Ryan, prosecutor's office spokesman, said the police and her department have a good relationship in general, despite this issue.
"The relationship with the police and the prosecution has a natural strain because we have to make checks and balances that we have to do about their work," said Ryan.
D The defense attorney says the shooting is was an accident
Alikix was not at work during last week's shootout, and Hendren was at work as alleged as a possible cause
The statement says that Alix, the partner of Hendren and Hendren play with weapons when Hendon produces a revolver. Henden emptied the bullets from the revolver and put one of the bullets back into the pistol, twisted the cylinder and fired with the pistol away from Alix. The gun did not separate.
Alix picked up the gun and pulled the trigger while pointing at Hendry but not firing, the statement said. Hendon picked up the pistol from Alix, pulled the trigger, and this time he fired, struck Alix in his chest. She was taken to the hospital and declared dead shortly after her arrival.
The third officer at the scene was not identified. According to the alleged cause, he advises Alix and Hendren not to play with guns and leave the room.
Hendon is detained on Monday, and a photo for booking shows him with a black eye.
Alix was in power for two years, police said. She leaves behind her husband, parents and sister, among other family members.
Her family hired lawyer Scott Rosenblum.
"I am detained by the Alix family to make sure the investigation is complete," Rosenblum said. "We will obviously investigate whether there are any civilian remedies they can pursue. Right now, their primary concern is to make sure that the investigation is thorough and correct. "
Marlene Baldachchi of CNN and Artemis Moshtayan contributed to this report.