Update: Charges Filed In Council Bluffs Shooting Involving 4th Judicial District High-Risk Unit Officer and Parole Violators
August 23, 2021
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa - The 4th Judicial District Correctional Officer who was involved in a shooting with parole violators Brandon Hines and Kelsey Hanna in Council Bluffs on Friday, August 20, 2021, is identified as Officer Mike Brown. Officer Brown is on paid administrative leave pending the completion of the investigation. Officer Brown had eight years of prior law enforcement experience before joining the Department of Correction in July 2021. Officer Brown was released from the hospital on Friday evening and is recovering at home from his injuries.
This is an on-going criminal investigation by the Council Bluffs Police Department and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI). Once the DCI completes its investigation, a report will be submitted to the Pottawattamie County Attorney’s Office for review.
Brandon Hines has been released from the hospital and taken into custody by Nebraska authorities on a parole violation warrant issued by the State of Nebraska. Hines will be extradited to Iowa at a later date to face the following criminal charges in Iowa.
- Assault on a Police Officer with a dangerous weapon (Class D Felony)
- Assault on a Police Officer while attempting to inflict serious injury (Class D Felony)
- Theft 2nd Degree (Class D Felony)
Note: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
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