What was initially a simple traffic stop on Friday night in Green Bay became a fatal officer-involved shooting here at the Brown County Jail a few hours later.
Chief Andrew Smith said that the traffic stop came at 7:24 p.m. Smith said that two suspects inside the car had felony warrants. The suspects were taken separately to the Brown County Jail. The male suspect was in the Sally Port at 9:11 p.m. when the officer-involved shooting happened.
"Any time there's a loss of life here in the Green Bay community, I'm concerned, and I'm concerned about this as well," Smith said.
Chief Smith said that the division of criminal investigation is looking into the incident. They'll look to gather evidence, including possible video.
"There are cameras in the sally port of that jail," Smith said. "I don't know if they have recording capability. DCI investigators are looking into that and gathering that."
Green Bay police officers don't wear body-cams. Chief Smith said that he doesn't know if the suspect was handcuffed when shots were fired.
"The protocol is we generally keep people that are being detained in handcuffs, however for reasons, whether it's they need to use the restroom or whatever, and I'm not saying that's the case here, someone could be un-handcuffed," Smith said. "If we put them in a detention tank, sometimes they're un-handcuffed, but I can't say that that's the case here."
Smith hopes to have those answers and more in the next couple of months.
"I'm committed to being as transparent as possible with the results of this investigation, with all the information," Smith said. "When all the information is collected and done, I will be as transparent as possible with the people in Green Bay."