The New York Attorney General’s Office of Special Investigation (OSI) has opened an investigation into the death of Janet Jordan, who died on March 14, 2022.
On the morning of March 14, 2022, Ms. Jordan was found dead in her residence on Wetmore Park in Rochester. OSI is conducting an investigation to determine whether her death, by gunshot, was caused by a member of the Rochester Police Department who was found dead later that day by self-inflicted gunshot.
Pursuant to New York State Executive Law Section 70-b, OSI assesses every incident reported to it where a police officer or a peace officer, including a corrections officer, may have caused the death of a person, by an act or omission. Under the law, the officer may be on-duty or off-duty, and the decedent may be armed or unarmed. Also, the decedent may or may not be in custody or incarcerated. If OSI’s assessment indicates an officer caused the death, OSI proceeds to conduct a full investigation of the incident.
These are preliminary facts and subject to change.
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