The BCA has identified the Morrison County sheriff’s deputy who used a less-lethal munitions shotgun to fire a beanbag round during a use of force incident on May 22 near Genola. Deputy Bill Vanden Avond (ah-vend) has been in law enforcement for 11 years, including the past four years with the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office.
The bean bag round struck the subject, Robert Allen Anderson (DOB 11/25/74) of Motley. Anderson was taken by Mayo Clinic Ambulance to St. Gabriel’s Hospital in Little Falls, then by air ambulance to St. Cloud Hospital, and then by air ambulance to Hennepin Healthcare where he continues to receive treatment for a serious wound caused by the beanbag round.
The BCA issued a news release about the incident last week.
When the BCA’s investigation is complete, the BCA will present its findings without recommendation to the Morrison County Attorney’s Office for review.