Attorney General to investigate death of Janet Jordan

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) – The New York Attorney General’s Office will be investigating the death of Janet Jordan.

Jordan was shot and killed in her home on Wetmore Park on March 14. New York State Police were called in to investigate as a ‘person of interest’ in the murder was Rochester Police Officer Melvin Williams, who was found dead in his car in Henrietta from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. NYSP has yet to conclude if Williams is responsible for Jordan’s death.

In a statement issued Tuesday, the A.G.’s office cited N.Y. Exective Law Section 70-b, which requires the Office of Special Investigation to look into any civilian death where a law enforcement officer may have been involved.

Under the law, the officer may be on-duty or off-duty, and the decedent may be armed or unarmed. Also, the decedent may or may not be in custody or incarcerated. If OSI’s assessment indicates an officer caused the death, OSI proceeds to conduct a full investigation of the incident.