The officer who shot Eddie Irizarry will be fired | Morning Newsletter

By Taylor Allen

Tom Gralish / Staff Photographer

Officer Mark Dial, who shot Eddie Irizarry in Kensington last week, will be fired for insurbordination.

Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw made the announcement Wednesday. Dial will be suspended for 30 days with intent to dismiss after he refused to cooperate with the department’s internal investigation into the shooting of Irizarry.

Outlaw said he violated two department directives: refusal to obey orders from superior officers and failure to cooperate in a departmental investigation.

Be aware: Outlaw’s move to fire him is because of administrative violations, not for any alleged wrongdoing in the shooting. She declined to say whether she believes Dial’s actions were criminal.

Notable quote: “Fired is not enough for my family,” Zoraida Garcia, Irizarry’s aunt, said in an interview. “He needs to be in jail.”

Keep reading for the latest developments in the investigation of the shooting of Irizarry.

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