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Attorney General Jason R. Ravnsborg

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Rapid City Police Officer Cleared in Shooting

Rapid City Police Officer Cleared in Shooting

(Pierre) – The Division of Criminal Investigation has largely completed their investigation in the shooting death of Luke Ghost Bear as requested by the Rapid City Police Department. 

The Division of Criminal Investigation, assisted by the Pennington County Sheriff's Office immediately conducted the investigation into the shooting on March 9, 2003, and has determined that Officer Black followed Rapid City Police Department policy regarding use of force, used lethal force as his last option and that the shooting was justified.  

A complete copy of the report can be obtained by contacting the Attorney General's Office at 605-773-3215,  Division of Criminal Investigation at 605-773-3331 or Pennington County Sheriff's Office at 605-394-6113.