SEDALIA — The investigation of the shooting death of a Sedalia woman by a Pettis County deputy is complete as her family and friends continue to rally for justice.
Hannah Fizer, 25, was shot and killed by a Pettis County deputy during a traffic stop on June 13. According to previous KMZU reporting, Fizer was stopped at Route 50 and Winchester. The deputy involved claimed Fizer said she was armed and threatened to shoot him, however an investigation found that there was not a weapon in her vehicle.
A little over a month later, Missouri State Highway Patrol spokesperson spokesperson Sgt. Bill Lowe confirms that the investigation of Fizer’s death has been completed. Case files have been sent to the Pettis County Prosecutor’s Office, according to the patrol.
Update: The investigation of the Pettis County officer involved shooting conducted by the #MSHP Division of Drug & Crime Control is complete and has been delivered to the Pettis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for review. pic.twitter.com/TwhTv3CKiz
— MSHP Troop A (@MSHPTrooperA) July 30, 2020
“The investigation is complete,” Lowe says. “It was just a matter of sending it over to get all the files in one big binder for the prosecuting attorney to review.”
A protest for Fizer will be at the Sedalia Courthouse Saturday morning. Laura Cooper, whose daughter was a close friend of Fizer’s, is one of the organizers for the event. Cooper says that there has been at least one protest every week since Fizer’s death.
“It doesn’t matter if there’s five people there or fifty,” Cooper says. “We want our voices out there that Hannah needs justice and we want it now.”
Cooper wants to draw as much attention to Fizer’s death and ending police brutality as possible. A Change.org petition calling for justice for Hannah has over 25,000 signatures. Others who may not be directly involved with the protests have been making and selling items to help support Fizer’s family as they’re faced with the unexpected expenses related to their daughter’s death.
“Right is right and wrong is wrong,” Cooper says. “And this is wrong.”