FREDERICK, MD – The Frederick County State’s Attorney’s Office (FCSAO) has completed its review of the officer-involved shooting death of Bryan Selmer that occurred on October 19, 2020 at approximately 2:52pm in the area of the Silo Hill Exxon in Emmitsburg, MD involving two deputies from the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office. The FCSAO’s review focused exclusively on whether criminal charges relating to the deputies’ conduct are warranted.
After the review of all available evidence, the involved deputies’ conduct does not warrant criminal charges under Maryland law. This conclusion is based entirely on the relevant criminal laws and standards of proof in Maryland and does not limit administrative action by the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office or civil actions where less stringent laws, rules, and legal standards of proof apply. The FCSAO’s authority extends only to criminal matters and as such we express no opinion regarding the propriety or likelihood of success of any non-criminal actions.