Statement from Police Department Regarding Graves County Grand Jury

Chief of Police Brandon Barnhill and the Paducah Police Department wish to issue the following statement in regard to Wednesday’s action by the Graves County grand jury. The grand jury took no action against three Paducah Police officers.

“We are glad the grand jury recognized that this incident was strictly an accident and that our officers intended no harm or damage,” said Police Chief Brandon Barnhill. “We supported our officers through this process, and had faith that the court process would confirm our assessment.

“Wednesday’s court ruling has now cleared the way for us to resume our conversation with the aggrieved parties,” Chief Barnhill said. “Since the day this incident happened and I met with those individuals, sitting at their kitchen table, we have consistently said that if in fact those rounds were ours, we would make it right and we still intend to do so.”

Note to Media: This is the only statement that will be issued by the Paducah Police Department regarding this incident.