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30th July 2013

No charges will be filed against a Grand Rapids police officer who fired his gun at a suspect during a high-speed chase there on July 4, according to a press release from Grand Rapids Police Chief Jim Denny.

Just after 5:30pm on the 4th of July, the Itasca County Sheriff's Office was engaged in a high-speed chase and requested support from the Grand Rapids Police Department. After entering the city, the suspect intentionally rammed police and civilian cars and attempted to run them off the road. Officer William Saw, a three-year veteran of the Grand Rapids PD, fired a shot into the suspect's vehicle.

The driver was eventually aprehended ten miles south of Grand Rapids.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigated the incident and found that the officer's use of force was reasonable.

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