- Associated Press - Sunday, January 8, 2017

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A Juneau officer who shot a man he believed was armed will be able to return to full duty.

The Juneau Empire reports (https://bit.ly/2iSDBE5) Juneau Police Department Sgt. Chris Gifford had been on desk duty since shooting Jeremie Shaun Tinney.

A report by Assistant Attorney General June Stein says Gifford fired his weapon believing that Tinney had a long rifle pointed in a shooting position.

The object was not a rifle.

Stein’s report says Gifford was legally justified to use deadly force.

Tinney was treated at a hospital and released.


Information from: Juneau (Alaska) Empire, https://www.juneauempire.com

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