A Lafayette police officer returned to duty Wednesday after he was cleared in a December shooting on McDonald Street.
The officer, who has not been identified, fired shots at 26-year-old Travis Briggs of Abbeville, who the officer said sped toward him in a vehicle, police said at the time. Bullets struck the driver’s side door and front tire.
“The investigation indicated that the officer followed all policies and procedures,” said Cpl. Paul Mouton, Lafayette Police Department spokesman.
Although the department has its own officer-involved shooting investigation team, its Command Staff handled this incident.
The command staff consists of three majors, Chief Jim Craft and the captain who’s his assistant, Mouton said.
The officer was placed on paid administrative leave at the time. Briggs was arrested on a count of attempted first-degree murder of a police officer.
The Dec. 13 incident began as a domestic disturbance call at an apartment complex in the 300 block of McDonald Street. When police arrived, Briggs ran into a nearby parking lot and got into a vehicle, which is when he allegedly drove toward the officer.
After the officer fired, Briggs drove away and was stopped shortly after and arrested at the intersection of Dulles and Omega Drives.