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Officer Involved Shooting

One person is dead following an officer-involved shooting in Burlington early Wednesday morning.

The parents of a man shot and killed by a Fort Madison police officer in August 2014 filed a lawsuit against the city, claiming it violated the constitutional rights of their son, Ryan Swearingen, 29, of Clinton, Iowa.

The Iowa Attorney General's office has completed its review of a fatal police shooting in Fort Madison. Scott Brown, Special Assistant Attorney General, summarized the office's findings in a four-page report dated July 12, 2016. Not only does the report clear the two officers involved, but it also sheds much more light on details about the robbery.

Black legislators say Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner hasn’t done enough in the wake of the release of police shootings of LaQuan McDonald and other African Americans.

When asked by reporters, Gov. Rauner said he cried after watching the 2014 video of black Chicago teenager LaQuan McDonald getting shot 16 times by a city cop.

“That video — shocking, terrifying. I cried for the young man who was brutally shot," he said.

In recent days officers responding to a call killed two other black Chicagoans.

The Burlington Police Department has released a small piece of video from the body camera of a police officer who shot and killed a woman in January.

The investigation continues into the fatal shooting of a Fort Madison man by a police officer over the weekend.

The Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation (DCI) continues to look into an officer-involved shooting in Van Buren County Tuesday morning.