BARRON COUNTY -- Sheriff Fitzgerald released the following update regarding the officer-involved shooting in Barron County. You can read the entire un-edited press release below.

Press Release

On Wednesday, July 28, 2021, an independent shooting review panel, made up of law enforcement firearm instructors and law enforcement administrators, met to review the July 14, 2021 incident in Mikana.

As a result of the review, the panel found no violation of any department policy, the deputy followed all Training and Standards use of force procedures and the use of force was justified to protect the deputy and the citizens in the area.

The deputy has been taken off paid administrative leave and placed back on active duty.

- Per Chris Fitzgerald, Barron County Sheriff

Last Update: Jul 28, 2021 2:54 pm CDT

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