The City of Joliet invites the public to attend a Townhall Meeting on Thursday, May 16, 2019 from 5-8 p.m. at the All Nations of God and Christ Church, 503 Water Street. The purpose of this meeting is to address any questions or concerns over the Joliet Police Department involved shooting on Des Plaines Street in February.

The fatal shooting occurred on February 6th, during an investigation by the Joliet Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigations of a bank robbery that occurred at approximately 9:30am that day at the First Midwest Bank, 1415 West Jefferson Street. There was $1,173 taken during the robbery, of which $875 was recovered in Bruce Carter’s possession. The shooting occurred later in the day at 213 Des Plaines Street after police arrived at the residence in reference to the investigation. The State’s Attorney’s Office has stated that after reviewing all the facts related to the bank robbery and the subsequent shooting the evidence shows that Detective Bandy was clearly justified in the use of deadly force.

Joliet Police Chief Al Roechner and Joliet Police Command Staff personnel will be leading the discussion. Joliet Mayor Bob O’Dekirk along with City Council Members are expected to attend.