States Attorney Has Report on Rock Falls Police Shooting

State Police say that the Whiteside County State’s Attorney has their investigative report on the Rock Falls Police shooting of a Sterling man after an attempted traffic stop.  State Police say the report contains dash cam videos, witness statements, officer statements, autopsy, toxicology and laboratory analysis.   Authorities earlier said that on January 26th a Rock Falls police officer shot a motorist in a driveway after the driver failed to stop and alleged the driver accelerated his car in reverse toward an officer.  That driver was identified as 43 year old Nathaniel T. Edwards, of Sterling.

State Police say they will not release any further information until the State’s Attorney completes his findings.  The mother of Edwards reportedly has filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Rock Falls and the unidentified officer, claiming the shooting was unprovoked, unjustified, and unreasonable, and unprovoked