Statement of Chief David Clark on Acquittal of Reading Police Officer on Manslaughter Charge

READING — Chief David Clark issues the following statement following the not-guilty verdict for Officer Erik Drauschke related to the fatal 2018 police shooting of Alan Greenough:

“The judicial process has concluded and Officer Drauschke has been found not guilty of manslaughter by a jury of his peers.

“The decision to use deadly force against a human being is the most difficult moment in the life of any police officer, I know that Officer Drauschke will carry the burden of having made that choice.

“This is a solemn moment, regardless of the verdict, and I would like to thank the jury for their thoughtful consideration of the facts in this case. I also offer the collective condolences of the men and women of the Reading Police Department once more to the family of Alan Greenough for their loss.”

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