There was announcement today following an officer involved shooting in La Pine last week. The two deputies involved in the six hour standoff are being cleared of wrong-doing. The incident continues to be investigated by the Tri-County Major Incident Team directed by the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, the Oregon State Police and the Deschutes County District Attorney.
Following the release of Curtis Jack Berger, 69, from St. Charles Medical Center, he will be arraigned on charges to be determined by District Attorney Patrick Flaherty. The District Attorney has determined from evidence collected at the scene, deputy’s statements and reports from the Tri-County Major Incident Team that the use of deadly physical force was justified by the deputies involved.