The state has reached a settlement with the estate of Andy Dzwonchyk over the November 2021 shooting of Dzwonchyk by a Pennsylvania State Police trooper.
Lebanon County District Attorney Pier Hess Graf ruled Monday that an officer-involved shooting that killed a 40-year-old Jonestown man last November was justified.
Nearly nine months after the death of Andrew “Andy” Dzwonchyk, an investigation by Lebanon County District Attorney Pier Hess Graf into possible criminal charges for the Pennsylvania State Trooper who fatally shot him appears to be stalled.
The husband of Lebanon County District Attorney Pier Hess Graf is a former supervisor of a state trooper her office is currently investigating for potential criminal charges surrounding a fatal shooting last fall, according to a recent news report from The New York Times.
The Lebanon County branch of the NAACP announced on Feb. 4 that it has filed an ethics complaint against Lebanon County District Attorney Pier Hess Graf over her investigation of two fatal shootings by Pennsylvania State Police troopers.
A Philadelphia law firm via a civil lawsuit filed against two Jonestown-based state police troopers has claimed that a video obtained by the law firm shows that a 2020 fatal shooting in Jackson Township involving those troopers was not justified.
A Jonestown-based Pennsylvania State Police officer pulled the trigger in four police-related shootings — including two in Lebanon County over the past 19 months — according to an investigative report published Thursday by the New York Times.