Bismarck Police Officers Return to Restricted Duty

Courtesy: MGN Online
Courtesy: MGN Online

Three Bismarck police officers involved in two recent shootings have returned to restricted duty. The officers are on desk duty while investigations proceed into the shootings.

On January 23rd, an officer shot a man who allegedly drove a stolen car at the officer. Eight days later, two officers shot a man after he ignored commands and reached for what the officers believed was a weapon.

The officers initially were placed on administrative leave, which is normal procedure. Police spokesman Mark Buschena says a psychologist has cleared the officers to return to non-enforcement duties.