Benton Officers Cleared in Suspect's Shooting Death

July 30 incident started as a police pursuit, ended in shootout.
BENTON, AR (News release) - The two officers who were involved in the recent shooting incident that took place on 7/30/13 have been cleared to return to full duty. 

This incident involved the pursuit of Clifford Jones, 29, who shot at officers and officers returned fire, which ultimately resulted in Jones’s death. 

An investigation into this incident was done through the department’s Internal Affairs Division, which cleared the officers in the case. Additionally, the Saline County Prosecutor's Office conducted an independent review of the case. Their findings showed the evidence and statements of witnesses clearly demonstrated the officers were justified in their use of deadly force. 

The officers involved in this incident are not being named due to the fact they are part of the department’s special investigative unit. This is still part of an on-going investigation into other crimes that tied into this incident therefore additional information cannot be released at this time.
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