The Cincinnati Police Department is investigating the incident where a 4-year-old boy fell into the gorilla exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo, leading to the death of one of the gorillas. (Photo: Youtube/ Watch Life)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
The investigation into the incident where a 3-year-old boy fell into the gorilla exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo, leading to the death of one of the gorillas, is still continuing as of Wednesday evening, according to City Manager Harry Black.
Black said Wednesday the investigation is being reviewed by the Hamilton County Prosecutor's office.
In a statement, the police department says they are reviewing the facts and circumstances that led to the boy falling into the enclosure. The statement went on to say the review is only regarding the actions of the parents/family that led up to the incident and not related to the operation or safety of the Cincinnati Zoo, which is under the purview of the United States Department of Agriculture.
"Once (Cincinnati Police Department's) investigation is concluded, they will confer with our office on possible criminal charges," Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters announced on Tuesday.
Deters did not detail when the investigation would conclude.