Brown County’s top prosecutor is clearing two Green Bay officers, in the shooting death of a suspect, on the city’s north side. The officers went to an apartment in the 1500 block of Plymouth Lane, around 7:30 p.m, on February 24th.
A family member of 30-year-old Joseph Biegert had called police, and said he might be suicidal. Brown County District Attorney David Lasee said Friday that a Department of Justice investigation showed that Biegert was initially cooperative with officers Matt Dunn and Brian Krueger, but he quickly changed moods, and fought with the officers.
Lasee said the struggle moved into the kitchen, where Biegert grabbed a knife, and stabbed Dunn. He says that’s when both officers opened fire. Lasee said the officers acted appropriately, in self-defense.
Green Bay Police Chief Tom Molitor said the incident was traumatic for both officers. He says Dunn is back on the job, but Krueger is still getting treatment.