In an update to a story that we have been covering, the Williston Police Department has cleared a Williston officer of excessive force against a juvenile.

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The Williston Police Department was notified of alleged misconduct by School Resource Officer Jory Forsberg on Friday, September 29, 2023.

According to the report, during the homecoming football game, Officer Forsberg intimidated and used excessive force against a juvenile.

In a Tuesday afternoon release, the department stated that "the department takes all allegations of misconduct against any Williston Police Department employee seriously."

Officer Forsberg was placed on paid administrative leave by the Williston Police Department pending the outcome of an investigation in compliance with policy and procedure.

The report was investigated with help from the City of Williston Human Resources Department and the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation to examine the facts of the incident and handle any necessary disciplinary action.

No criminal charges have been brought against Officer Forsberg, who is now back on the job.

In their statement, the Williston Police Department also expressed appreciation for the community's ongoing support.

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