Charges dropped against Ill. officer in shootings
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) -- Prosecutors haved dropped charges against a small-town Illinois police officer they initially suspected in a shooting spree that left one dead and two wounded.
An online inmate database shows 37-year-old Brian Dorian was released from custody Tuesday after charges were dropped.
Attorney Bob Odekirk told The Herald-News in Joliet that authorities had verified Dorian's alibi for the shooting spree along the Illinois-Indiana border.
The decision comes after Dorian appeared in court via video link from jail. His attorney entered a not guilty plea on his behalf to one count of first-degree murder.
Dorian is an officer with the Lynwood Police Department, 30 miles south of Chicago, not far from where the shootings took place.