Niles Police Shooting Statemen
When Matthew Burroughs drove into the Royal Mall apartments with one Niles police cruiser behind him Jan. 2, he “drove towards” multiple other Niles officers already in the complex waiting for him. “Officers state they perceived a threat to their safety and fired their service weapons,” Niles Police Chief Jay Holland said in a verbal and written statement he gave to reporters Wednesday at the Niles Police Department. Holland said he agreed to provide the statement and answer questions to “dispel some of the misinformation that has come out” about the officer-involved shooting that killed Burroughs, 35. “We feel some of the members of the community want to hear from their police department, and that is understandable,” Holland said.