No charges filed against Cheney PD officers involved in fatal September shooting
CHENEY, Wash. — No charges will be filed against three Cheney Police officers involved in the fatal shooting of 40-year-old Steve Anderson in September 2018.
The Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office determined Officers Nicole Burbridge, Zeb Campbell and Reserve Officer Nick Horn were justified in their use of lethal force.
On the day of the shooting, CPD and Eastern Washington University Police responded to a disorderly person near Mitchell’s Harvest Foods at 11:40 p.m. Officers found Anderson armed with a knife.
Cheney Police Captain Richard Beghtal told KXLY 4 News Anderson did not obey police orders to drop the knife and was aggressive toward them. Beghtal said that is when the officers fired their weapons.
Friends of Anderson said he had a knife collection ever since he was a little kid and always carried a knife on him, but the incident described seemed out of character.
The three involved officers were placed on administrative leave during the investigation.
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