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Devils Lake officer fired after fatal shooting considers lawsuit

Devils Lake Police Detective Brandon Potts was identified as the officer who fatally shot Daniel Fuller in July. Devils Lake Police Department photo1 / 2
Daniel Fuller, 26, was shot to death by police on July 5 in Devils Lake, N.D. (Submitted photo)2 / 2

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — A former police detective who was cleared by prosecutors in the 2018 shooting death of an unarmed suspect is considering suing the city of Devils Lake for firing him.

Former Devils Lake Police Detective Brandon Potts, who was on paid administrative leave after shooting Daniel Fuller, 26, in July 2018, was fired in February. According to his new Fargo-based attorney Leo Wilking, Potts is now considering a lawsuit against the city.

Potts was cleared by Ramsey County prosecutors in November, who determined Potts' use of deadly force was justified and that he had inadvertently fired when striking Fuller with his pistol.

Potts had been suspended multiple times for behavior issues while working at the Devils Lake Police Department, according to personnel records, which also included letters of praise.

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