The officers involved in the shooting that left Norton police chief James Lane hospitalized will not be charged. Commonwealth's Attorney Chuck Slemp announced on Wednesday that an independent review of the May 7 shooting had been completed. Slemp said that the officers who discharged their weapons during the shooting will not face criminal charges. He said that Chief James Lane and Sergeant Jason McConnell were justified in their actions. Analysis showed that they were justified under Virginia law, since they were threatened with death or serious bodily harm. The Commonwealth's Attorney also recommended that McConnell and Lane return to duty once they are able. Slemp added that the actions of James Buckland, the suspect, were not justified and constitute multiple criminal charges.
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