MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — An investigation determined that officers who shot and killed a man in a standoff in Little Falls, Minn. last December were justified in their actions.

Patrick Glenn Jeske, 37, was killed on Dec. 30, 2010, after police got a call that he had a gun and was suicidal.

While police attempted to stop him and confront him, Jeske pulled into a driveway, emerged from his vehicle with a shotgun, and was shot by police.

In reviewing the case, Morrison County Attorney, Brian Middendorf, and Crow Wing County Attorney, Don Ryan, determined that the “lethal force was justified” and no charge will be pursued against the officers.

Two Little Falls officers and two Morrison County deputies were the ones that fired their weapons at Jeske. They were put on paid leave during the investigation, a standard procedure.

Comments (2)
  1. races says:

    this is dead wrong, government got government back ya know this by know, just like the fong lee case, and fong lee was no threat like this guys was

  2. jay says:

    Jeske was never a threat that made it APPARENT that death or bodily harm would occur if the officers did not use deadly force against Jeske. But, one has to really read and digest Ryan’s memorandum to see that. All the news articles are biased by the “declared” result.

    Not once in this “review” is ANY legal standard for justified use of deadly force ever presented, or the facts analyzed against “legally”, to make the determination there was justified use of deadly force. The review is biased with much hype, but nothing that actually describes the situation that makes the police action compliant with the statute.

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