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No charges filed against deputy who shot and killed man in Mott-Regent Public School

Mott-Regent Public School
Mott-Regent Public School
Published: May. 20, 2022 at 1:48 PM CDT
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BISMARCK, N.D. (KFYR) - UPDATE: Upon further review of the North Dakota Attorney General’s Guidance on Marsy’s Law, the Hettinger County State’s Attorney has advised that, in this case, the deputy’s name should be released. Therefore, the name of the deputy involved in the officer-involved shooting on April 21, 2022 is Deputy Jedediah Kohler.

ORIGINAL STORY: The North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation will not file criminal charges after investigators found the deputy who shot and killed a man at the Mott-Regent Public School in April followed agency policy and procedure.

The Hettinger County Sheriff’s Office released new information about the incident.

According to a spokesperson with the sheriff’s office, deputies were called to the school just before 3 p.m. on April 21, because of a disturbance from a child custody dispute.

Deputies asked Jeffrie Ray Glover Jr. to leave the school entryway but he refused. The spokesperson said a deputy used their electroshock device after Glover went through a second door and into the school’s common area.

The deputy used the electroshock device after Glover continued to ignore commands and began assaulting the deputy. The deputy used the Taser a second time before briefly losing consciousness.

The spokesperson said Glover put his hands around the deputy’s neck and applied pressure.

The deputy then shot Glover once for what a spokesperson with the Hettinger County Sheriff’s Office said was “in defense of himself, children and staff still inside the school.”

The North Dakota BCI and State’s Attorney’s Office said the deputy’s actions were justified and no criminal files will be filed.

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