The following is a statement from Chief of Police Jason Lando:
"The Frederick Police Department recently received a letter of declination from the Frederick County State’s Attorneys Office, meaning the office will not pursue prosecution against Officers Mirza and Hess. As such, both officers have been cleared to return to full duty. The Independent Investigations Division in the Office of the Attorney General is continuing its investigation and the Frederick Police Department is reiterating its commitment to cooperate with that investigation. Further comment from FPD will be shared upon completion of the IID’s investigation and report."