- Associated Press - Thursday, October 16, 2014

MINOT, N.D. (AP) - Minot police say internal and independent investigations have cleared an officer involved in the August shooting of two burglary suspects.

The Police Department says its investigation concluded that Officer Brandon Schmitt did not violate any policies, and an investigation by the Burleigh County State’s Attorney’s Office concluded the shooting was justified. Schmitt has returned to duty.

Authorities say Schmitt shot the two suspects Aug. 30 when they drove a vehicle toward him while attempting to flee. No officers were injured in the incident.

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