Update: Officer Identified In Bettendorf Officer-Involved Shooting
September 10, 2020
BETTENDORF, Iowa - The police officer involved in the September 3, 2020, shooting has been identified as Patrick Mesick, a seven-year veteran of the Bettendorf Police Department. Mesick voluntarily interviewed with the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation. Mesick remains on paid administrative leave pending the investigation. Upon completion of the investigation, Mesick’s interview, along with the investigative facts, will be forwarded to the Scott County Attorney’s Office for review. No further information will be released at this time.
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