RACINE — An
investigation has cleared two Racine police officers in the
shooting of a man they said was wielding a knife.
Rajko Utvic, 37,
was killed July 6 by officers responding to a 911 call from a man
who said he had taken 100 Ibuprofen pills.
Police said the
man refused to drop the knife, and he was shot when he came at
officers Craig Klepel and Mathias Zinnen.
by the Racine County Sheriff's Office said witnesses confirmed the
officers' accounts. They said officers tried to stop Utvic with
electronic shock devices, but they didn't work. A summary of the
report from Racine police said the investigation found Utvic
suffered from mental illness. It didn't provide details.
The officers have
returned to duty.