Chief Responds to the Dakota County Officer Involved Shooting Decision

For Release Immediately November 13, 2019

The life of Isak Aden was lost this past July and the impacts were significant to the Aden family, the officers involved, as well as the community. Today, the Dakota County Attorney’s Office reached a decision in the officer-involved shooting death of Isak Aden, concluding that officers were justified in using deadly force.

We know this is a difficult time for everyone impacted by this situation. I am committed to helping anywhere I can, as individuals work through the process of dealing with their grief, emotions, and well-being. My hope is that we can begin the long process of healing from this tragic event.

-Bloomington Police Chief Jeff Potts