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Shanley case closed

June 29, 2011

The investigation into Lake Orion Police Lt. Harold Rossman concerning the death of 38-year old Eric Shanley on May 6 is closed.

Rossman was cleared of any negligence. Oakland County Undersheriff Mike McCabe said the investigation was very thorough, and involved not only his investigation but the prosecutors office as well.

"We were called in by Lake Orion Police Chief (Jerry) Narsh to perform an outside investigation, we put everything together, and took those results to the Oakland County prosecutor," McCabe said Tuesday afternoon. "It was obvious Lt. Rossman did nothing wrong. There was no negligence, he wasn't speeding, he was just in the wrong spot at the wrong time. It was just a very unfortunate event."

Narsh agreed, "Everyone here feels for the family of Mr. Shanley. I'm glad to be returning Lt. Rossman to active duty -- he's one of the finest officers I've ever known."