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Madison police chief discusses fatal shooting

Published On: Feb 17 2013 03:49:33 PM CST
MADISON, Wis. -

Madison Police Chief Noble Wray said he plans no changes to his department's training or use-of-force policy following the fatal shooting of a man during a burglary call.

But Wray told the Wisconsin State Journal he will pursue changes to his department's internal review process, including greater scrutiny of officers who've had multiple complaints alleging excessive force, even if they're unsustained.

Officer Stephen Heimsness was cleared in the Nov. 9 shooting of Paul Heenan. But Heimsness remains on paid leave pending the outcome of internal investigations into earlier incidents.

The officer said he believed his life was in danger when he shot Heenan, after Heenan reached toward the officer's gun. It turned out Heenan was not a burglar but had been drinking before he mistakenly entered a neighbor's house.

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