HOOVER, Ala. (WIAT) –UPDATE: The Following is from the office of Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall:
Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall today informed the Hoover Police Department and the Alabama State Bureau of Investigation that he has concluded that the Hoover police officer who shot and killed Emantic “E.J.” Bradford Jr. at the Riverchase Galleria mall on November 22, 2018, did not commit a crime under Alabama law and thus will not be criminally charged for his actions. The Attorney General further noted that it was his understanding that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had reviewed the matter and found no evidence to initiate a case against the officer for civil rights violation(s).
Also this morning, the Attorney General’s Office showed surveillance video of the shooting death of E.J. Bradford Jr. to Bradford’s parents and attorneys, who had requested to be shown the video and to have it released to the public.
Linked to this release is a website that contains a copy of the Attorney General’s report into the shooting death of E.J. Bradford Jr., synchronized surveillance video depicting the shooting death of E.J. Bradford Jr., and written correspondence relevant to this investigation.
According to reports from the Office of the Attorney General, the Hoover police officer involved in the fatal shooting of Emantic Fitzgerald “EJ” Bradford Jr. on Thanksgiving night, has been ruled as justified.