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DOJ continues Forest County officer-involved death investigation

Since January 4, 2018, the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) has been leading, at the request of Forest County Sheriff John Dennee, an officer-involved death investigation that took place in Forest County.

On January 4, a Forest County Sheriff’s deputy responded to a call from a passer-by about a stranded motorist. After assisting the driver of the stranded vehicle, the deputy ran a record check on the driver which revealed the vehicle’s driver, 31-year-old Brandon O. Cude, was wanted for two felony warrants in the State of Texas, both for sexual assault of a child. When Cude realized the deputy learned about the two outstanding warrants, Cude pointed a shotgun at the deputy. The deputy fired his weapon at the driver in response.

For the full story, see this week’s edition of The Forest Republican.