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Officer’s actions “contrary” to Duluth Police policies, findings say

DULUTH, MN -- The Duluth Police Officer who fired his gun through a door while responding to an unfounded domestic abuse call acted contrary to department policies, an internal investigation revealed.

Officer Tyler Leibfried was among several officers who responded to a domestic abuse call at an apartment in downtown Duluth in mid-September.

Authorities say he ended up shooting through the door, injuring a man on the other side.

Police did not specify Wednesday which policies Leibfried acted against.

Last month the St. Louis County Attorney ruled the shooting was not justified.

Leibfried also made his first court appearance Wednesday.

Duluth Police say he is off duty indefinitely.

Kevin Jacobsen

News Director

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