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Indictment against Gardner dropped, death certificate filed

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Posted at 1:15 PM, Oct 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-27 20:02:40-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — On Monday, Frederick Franklin, the special prosecutor who handled the grand jury investigation into Jake Gardner for the killing of protester James Scurlock, filed a motion to dismiss the indictment against Gardner.

To support his motion of dismissal, Franklin included a copy of Gardner's death certificate, which confirmed he died by suicide in Oregon.

The judge signed off on the dismissal the same day.

Franklin provided the following statement regarding the dismissal:

See also: Attorneys hold press conference after Jake Gardner dies by suicide

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