On September 16, 2021, Sharon Hill Borough Council (“Council”) unanimously appointed Kelley
Hodge and the Law Firm of Fox-Rothschild LLP as special counsel to investigate policies and
procedures surrounding the Academy Park High School Football Game Shooting.
Since the unfortunate tragedy, Council has consistently updated the public with the progression of
the investigation. In June 2022, Ms. Hodge and her team concluded its nine-month-long
investigation. Ms. Hodge’s investigation examined the Sharon Hill Police Department’s policies
and procedures in addition to the use of force training requirements to assess and advise on their
content and application. Ms. Hodge’s investigation also included “best practices” regarding
community policing. At the conclusion of the investigation, Ms. Hodge provided a written report
Council would like to reiterate that it has always been the express intent of Council to release the
Report immediately following receipt and internal review. The Report is expected to be released
to the public no later than July 31, 2022.
Last modified: July 14, 2022