TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) — The two Topeka Police officers involved in the shooting death of Dominique White are back on duty.
Officers Michael Cruse and Justin Mackey returned to duty on Wednesday. As 13 NEWS reported in January, they were taken off administrative leave in January - immediately after the Topeka Police Dept. completed its internal review.
The review found both officers were 'within the parameters set forth in the department's use of force policy.'
After being taken off leave, the officers had to wait several weeks before being allowed to return to duty. According to the Topeka Police Dept.'s Deadly Force - Officer Critical Incident Procedure:
"The employee may return to full duty only after the investigation of the incident is complete and the Department’s mental health professional has determined that the employee is ready to return to duty and is approved by the Chief of Police."
Cruse and Mackey shot and killed White during a confrontation last September near Ripley Park.