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BCA identifies officer who used force in Oakdale incident

ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) has identified the Oakdale police officer who used force March 11 while responding to a domestic incident.

• Andrew Dickman fired his department handgun. He has three years of law enforcement experience and is on standard administrative leave.

The man involved in the incident, Devione Malone, 25, of Oakdale was not hurt and now faces multiple charges out of Washington County District Court.

According to the preliminary investigation, Oakdale police responded to a home just before midnight on a report of a woman asking for help. Malone had left the home in a vehicle with the woman and a child but returned after a brief pursuit with law enforcement. After he got out of the car, Malone fired shots at the officers. That’s when Dickman returned fire. Once inside the home, Malone continued to shoot at officers. He surrendered after a brief standoff. The woman and child involved in the incident were not hurt.

BCA crime scene personnel recovered cartridge casings and a handgun at the scene. The officers who responded were wearing body cameras, including Dickman. There is also squad camera video of the incident. BCA agents are reviewing all available video as part of the active investigation.

The Oakdale Police Department asked the BCA to investigate this incident. Once the investigation is complete, the BCA will present its findings without a charging recommendation to the Washington County Attorney’s Office for review.


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