Marysville officer fired following child shooting probe

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MARYSVILLE, Wash. — A Marysville police officer whose 3-year-old son found a handgun and fatally shot the man’s daughter was fired Monday from the Marysville Police Department following an internal affairs investigation.

carlile1The police department said Derek Carlile’s employment with the city was immediately terminated following an investigation.

Carlile was initially charged with manslaughter after his daughter Jenna was shot dead by her 3-year-old brother after their father allegedly left a handgun unsecured in the family van in March 2012. However, criminal charges against Carlile were dropped following a mistrial of his case in November.

A short comment from the city was released Monday:

“As a result of the findings of a Police Department internal affairs investigation, Derek Carlile’s employment with the City of Marysville has been terminated, effective immediately,” a note read. “Because the nature of this release regards a personnel matter, no further comment by the City of Marysville will be made.”

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  • Beth

    The outcome of that trial was a joke! He should have had to answer to the same consequences that any civilian would've had to. It's people like him that help give police a bad image.

  • Ellie

    A couple days after this shooting, there was similar in Tacoma. How did that one turn out? If this policeman gets off then there are several others that should also.

  • Guest

    "Hi" gun control people..this was a police officer it is his job to carry and handle a gun in a safe responsible no amount of back ground checks or limits on ammo would have prevented this… In fact if I remember right a large percentage of the children killed in WA last year kids of cops some killed by said cops service weapon.

  • Foxx

    Gun controal is after the mass shootings this is the worst thing that could happen to a father who made a mistake and you all want to linch him get a life i feel for him and am very sorry for his loss we are all human and make mistakes anyone who says the dont is a lier this was just a very bad one the people you should want are the ones killing for fun. all you all get a life and pray for this family they have had a loss i could not live with.

  • TCOttinger

    Yeah I'm pretty sure hes been through enough, and the blame and stigma her brother will have to shoulder…I don't even want to think about it…