The Kansas Highway Patrol says it has no plans to release its officers’ names because the matter has “not been fully resolved.”
The decision follows reports that officers from two different police departments have been killed in the protests that have taken place in the aftermath of the fatal shooting of a black motorist in Ferguson, Missouri.
The Highway Patrol has said it will not release the identities of those killed in rioting.
A spokesperson for the department said it was “not in a position to provide information at this time.”
“The Highway and Transportation Committee is reviewing the information regarding the death of two Highway Patrol officers who were involved in the riots in Kansas City,” the spokesperson said in a statement to The Associated Press.
The department has been under increasing scrutiny following the shooting death of a white motorist by a black man in Kansas in August.
The officer involved in that shooting, Matthew Ponder, was the first of four Kansas City officers who responded to a call that a person with a gun was pointing a gun at people.
The incident began when police responded to reports of shots fired in a parking lot in Kansas and found Ponder with a gunshot wound to the head.
Kansas authorities have said the man with the gun was in the area and that he did not have a license to carry a gun.
The investigation into the shooting remains ongoing.