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Officer Involved in Helena Shooting Back on Duty

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One month after an officer involved shooting led to the death of an armed man wanted on an arson charge out of Musselshell County, investigations have ended with the officer at question being cleared of any wrongdoing.

The Lewis and Clark County Sheriff's Office review board concluding that Deputy Matthew Reighard was justified in using deadly force last month when an armed man confronted him East Helena back on May 29th.

Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton saying that Reighard has returned to duty.  Reighard was on administrative leave after the shooting of 62 year old Douglas Harper.

Further investigations found Harper had expressed suicidal thoughts several weeks earlier and officers were executing a welfare check when Harper reportedly pointed a handgun at a Deputy.

Sheriff Dutton says Harper did not comply with orders to drop his weapon and Reighard fired his as a result.  Dutton says the sheriff's office use of force policy and in car video found no violations in use of force.

 

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