Devon Smith

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Service Record

Sharon Hill Pennsylvania Police Department

Rank Officer
Dates of Service 2015[1] - January 21, 2022.[2]
Last Known Status Terminated

Incident Reports

2021 Death of Fanta Bility

Devon Smith booking photo
Devon Smith

Response Timeline

On November 18, 2021, a grand jury was empaneled to review the officers' use of force.[3]

On January 18, 2022, the DA announced that Bility had been killed by the officers' gunfire, and charged them each with 10 counts of reckless endangerment and singular counts of manslaughter and involuntary manslaughter.[2]

On January 21, 2022, the Borough Council voted to terminate the officers.[2]

On November 10, 2022, the officers pleaded guilty to 10 counts of reckless endangerment. The charges for voluntary and involuntary manslaughter were dropped.[4]

On May 5, 2023, the officers were sentenced to 11 months of house arrest and five years of probation.[5]

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