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626.553 GUNSHOT WOUNDS; PEACE OFFICERS, DISCHARGING FIREARMS;
INVESTIGATIONS, REPORTS.
    Subdivision 1. Report; wounds; investigation. Upon receipt of the report required in
sections 626.52 and 626.53, the sheriff or chief of police receiving the report shall determine the
general cause of the wound, and upon determining that the wound was caused by an action
connected with the occupation or sport of hunting or shooting the sheriff or chief of police
shall immediately conduct a detailed investigation into the facts surrounding the incident or
occurrence which occasioned the injury or death reported. The investigating officer shall report
the findings of the investigation to the commissioner of natural resources on forms provided by
the commissioner for this purpose.
    Subd. 2. Discharge firearm; kill animal. Whenever a peace officer discharges a firearm in
the course of duty, other than for training purposes or the killing of an animal that is sick, injured,
or dangerous, notification shall be filed within 30 days of the incident by the officer's department
head with the commissioner of public safety. The commissioner of public safety shall forward a
copy of the filing to the Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training. The notification shall
contain information concerning the reason for and circumstances surrounding discharge of the
firearm. The commissioner of public safety shall file a report with the legislature by November
15 of each even-numbered year containing summary information concerning use of firearms by
peace officers.
History: 1957 c 407 s 1; 1969 c 1129 art 10 s 2; 1977 c 455 s 89; 1983 c 293 s 108; 1986 c
444; 1991 c 141 s 1