Devils Lake police officer cleared in fatal shooting
DEVILS LAKE, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota prosecutors say they will not charge a Devils Lake police officer who shot and killed a man earlier this summer.
Detective Brandon Potts killed 26-year-old Daniel Fuller on July 5 after officers responded to a call about a suspicious person. Investigators say Fuller died after Potts’ gun went off during a struggle.
Ramsey County State’s Attorney Kari Agotness said in a report issued Friday that Potts had probable cause to believe the use of deadly force was necessary. Agotness cited reports by two independent investigators who said Pott’s actions were reasonable based upon evidence from a dashcam video and witnesses.
Potts, a 10-year veteran of the force, has been on paid administrative leave since the shooting.