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Officer who killed man with baseball bat cleared for work

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Authorities say police officer who fatally shot a man who threatened officers with a baseball bat in southern Michigan has been cleared to return to work.

Columbia Township police Chief David Elwell tells the Jackson Citizen Patriot that he concluded his internal investigation last week and found that the officer appropriately followed the department's policies.

The part-time officer responded in June to a home along with a Napoleon Township officer following a report of a domestic dispute.

Police say 51-year-old Lenawee County resident Terry Lynn Maurer threatened officers before he was shot. The Jackson County prosecutor's office says the officer fired six times at Maurer and earlier determined that the officer was justified in the use of force.

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