Updated:MARYSVILLE, Wash. —
Derek Carlile, a Marysville police officer whose daughter was killed by his unattended gun, has been fired, the city of Marysville said Monday.
Carlile’s 7-year-old daughter, Jenna, was accidentally shot by her younger brother in March 2012 when he left his four children in their van when the family stopped by the Stanwood art studio where his wife worked.
Carlile left his loaded and unsecured .38-caliber service revolver in a cubby hole inside the van.
He was charged with second-degree manslaughter in the case, but the charges were dismissed in November.
Carlile remained on the job as a police officer until the findings of a police department internal affairs investigation led to his termination Monday.
The city sent out a release on Carlile’s termination, but it did not elaborate about the details of the investigation.
“Because the nature of this release regards a personnel matter, no further comment by the city of Marysville will be made,” it said.