Iowa Officers Cleared of Charges in Fatal Hotel Shooting

Three police officers were cleared in a fatal shooting that unfolded at an Iowa hotel in February. A grand jury on Wednesday declined to indict the officers involved in the shooting death of 29-year-old Ali Eisa Abdalla Yahia, finding that the cops “followed departmental policies regarding use of force,” according to a statement from the Urbandale Police Department. Body camera footage released by police after the announcement showed the incident that occurred at a Discount Holidays © Holiday Inn in Urbandale around 4 a.m.

on February 16.

Officers were dispatched to the hotel after reports of drug use, according to NBC affiliate WHO (

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