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No Charges Planned in Officer Involved Shooting in Grand Rapids
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 11:26am
Grand Rapids, MN
GRAND RAPIDS - The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has finished its investigation into the officer-involved shooting in Grand Rapids on July 4, 2013.
The BCA has presented its investigative file to the Crow Wing County Attorney's Office.
Crow Wing County Prosecutors reviewed the July 4th shooting and say Officer Saw and his use of force was reasonable, legitimate and restrained to that which was necessary.
Prosecutors also conclude that there is no probable cause that a crime was committed by Officer Saw.
At approximately 5:35pm on July 4, 2013 the Itasca Co. Sheriff's Office was engaged in a high speed pursuit.
The Itasca Co. Sheriff's Department requested assistance from the Grand Rapids Police Department.
During the course of the pursuit the suspect vehicle tried to intentionally ram and run patrol units and civilian vehicles off the road.
When the vehicle entered Grand Rapids city limits, officers encountered the suspect vehicle and during that time Officer Saw discharged his duty weapon into the suspect vehicle, neither the officer or suspect were injured and Officer Saw has been on paid administrative leave since the time of the incident.
Officer Saw is a three year veteran with the Grand Rapids Police Department and is now back at work.