Sheriff Reviewing Pursuit Policy in Wake of Fatal Crash

posted Jul 11, 2019, 4:27 AM by News Room   [ updated Jul 12, 2019, 9:39 AM ]

The St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office is taking a look at police pursuit and chase policies after last weekends deadly crash in the village of Deer Park.  37-year old Brandon Lieffring of New Richmond was charged on Tuesday with 10 counts including first degree reckless homicide in the death of Dustin Kalland of Stillwater.  Investigators say Lieffring was running from police when he hit Kalland’s motorcycle during a  chase that reached speeds over 90 miles per hour.  An outside agency is now investigating the crash and one of many factors it will consider is whether the pursuit was warranted.