Officer involved in Fong Lee shooting fired by Mpls. policeby Than Tibbetts, Minnesota Public Radio
St. Paul, Minn. — The Minneapolis police officer who was cleared in a wrongful death lawsuit after shooting and killing a Minneapolis man was fired from the department Wednesday.
Minneapolis police would only say that Jason Andersen, 32, was terminated after an internal investigation.
Andersen was sued by the family of 19-year-old Fong Lee and cleared by a judge this spring. Andersen fatally shot Lee eight times during a chase on foot in 2006.
In May, a federal grand jury said Andersen's actions were lawful. Lee's family is appealing the ruling to the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals.
In July, Andersen was placed on paid administrative leave over allegations of domestic violence. He was arrested in Big Lake, Minn., in June after an alleged assault on his girlfriend. The charges were later dropped.