Taskforce Investigation

Pinellas County Use of Deadly Force Investigative Task Force
-Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
-Clearwater Police Department
-Pinellas Park Police Department

State Attorney’s Office – Sixth Judicial Circuit

St. Petersburg Police Department

Cody J. Kiley (Suspect – Deceased)
DOB: 09/04/1991
Address: 4533 20th Avenue North, St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg Police Officer Stephen York (Officer – Uninjured)
Age: 35
Date of hire: 03/06/2017

PINELLAS COUNTY - Detectives assigned to the Pinellas County Use of Deadly Force Investigative Task Force are investigating an officer-involved shooting in the City of St. Petersburg.

At approximately 3:07 a.m. on September 12, 2022, St. Petersburg Police officers responded to 4533 20th Avenue North after a report of an armed subject. The caller reported the male inside the residence had a gun and he was actively threatening her. Detectives say the female and a 4-year-old child retreated to the back bathroom of the residence.

According to detectives, as St. Petersburg Police Officers arrived on scene, they could hear the male, later identified as 31-year-old Cody Kiley, in the backyard. K9 Officer York and his K9 partner Loki entered the backyard and confronted Kiley, who was still armed with the firearm. Officer York released Loki, who engaged with Kiley. Detectives say Kiley refused to drop the firearm, continuing to threaten Officer York, at which time Officer York fired at Kiley and struck him.

Kiley was pronounced deceased at the scene. Next of kin has been notified.

In 2020, the Pinellas County Use of Deadly Force Investigative Taskforce was created to ensure the investigations conducted into law enforcement use of deadly force are thorough, complete, and objective. The purpose of this taskforce is to make sure that officer-involved shootings in Pinellas County are investigated by an independent agency and not by the agency involved in the use of deadly force.

Officer York will be placed on routine administrative leave.

Chief Deputy Halle held a press conference on scene and it can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQXQjzv-7Xw

The investigation continues.

Posted by Amanda Sinni Monday, September 12, 2022 7:25:00 AM Categories: Crimes Against Persons

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