Investigation Of Duluth Officer Complete; Decision Pending

By KBJR News 1

October 2, 2012 Updated Oct 2, 2012 at 11:03 PM CST

(DULUTH,MN)---Independent prosecutor Shawn Reed is reviewing the case of Duluth Officer Richard Joupp's alleged assault of an intoxicated 50-year-old man.

The incident took place on September 21st at the Duluth Detox Center.

According to Duluth Officer Jim Hansen, the investigation is now complete and it's the hands of the prosecutor.

Hansen says Reed may reach a charging decision by the end of this week.

Meanwhile Officer Jouppi remains on administrative leave until that decision has been reached.

Justin Reis, NNC. jreis@northlandsnewscenter.com