CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — Personnel records show a Carver County deputy involved in the fatal shooting of a suicidal Chanhassen teenager has been disciplined four times, but he’s also received seven performance awards.

Documents released Wednesday don’t detail what led to the three suspensions and one written reprimand against Cpl. Jacob Hodge. But they list unpaid suspensions of 40 hours in 2010 and 84 hours in 2011. Officials didn’t immediately return a call seeking details Thursday.

Investigators say 16-year-old Archer Amorosi ran out of his house last Friday holding a hatchet and a BB pistol. After a stun gun failed to stop him, Hodge and Deputy Travis Larson opened fire.

Hodge’s awards include three for actions involving suicidal or mentally ill individuals. The other deputies involved have won awards but had no disciplinary actions.

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Comments (4)
  1. Why was this teenager not committed by his parents? They should never have left him out in public. I suppose now it is the fault of the police instead of parents not having better control on their child!

  2. Confronted by a person on meth holding a hatchet and a pistol I would have put a couple of rounds in him too.

  3. I knew Archer he was a very talented athlete and was not on meth. Why would you make something up like that? Debby if you would read more that you write you would have known that his parents were trying to get help- that is why they called the police! Kelly why would you make something up like that? Shame on both of you for your ridiculous and unfounded comments and accusations.

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