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UPDATE: Standoff suspect identified, state investigation underway

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MADISON (WKOW) -- The Dane County Medical Examiner's office has released the name of the man who died in the officer involved shooting on Friday.

He is identified as 43-year-old Brent E. Brozek of Madison.

Authorities were in a standoff with Brozek for several hours Friday. At around 9:00 p.m., police say he came out of the home with a large sword and charged police. He was shot and killed by officers.

Dane County deputies had tried serving Brozek with an eviction notice on the 900 block of Rockefeller Avenue earlier in the day.

A Madison police report says Chief Noble Wray has decided to called in the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) to assist with the investigation.

Wray's decision to seek help from DCI comes as Madison police officials are in the middle of a review of departmental policies and procedures related to officer-involved shootings after an officer shot and killed an unarmed man.

Paul Heenan was mistaken for a burglar in November 2012 and shot by Officer Stephen Heimsness. Some of Heenan's friends have led the charge in pressuring police to change their procedures. They say a DCI investigation may not be enough.

"Just saying 'we're bringing the Wisconsin Department of Justice in' does not mean the investigation will be objectively impartial," says Amelia Royko Maurer, who lived with Heenan before he died. "In fact, the Wisconsin DOJ is not separate enough in the right ways for them to be able to be objectively impartial."

Royko Maurer's husband Nathan Royko Maurer says he had hoped any new investigation would take place under an improved review system within the department.

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MADISON (WKOW) -- The Dane County Medical Examiner's office has released the name of the man who died in the officer involved shooting on Friday.

He is identified as 43-year-old Brent E. Brozek of Madison.

Authorities were in a standoff with Brozek for several hours Friday. At around 9:00 p.m., police say he came out of the home with a large sword and charged police. He was shot and killed by officers.

Dane County deputies had tried serving Brozek with an eviction notice on the 900 block of Rockefeller Avenue earlier in the day.

A Madison police report says Chief Noble Wray has decided to called in the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) to assist with the investigation.

Wray's decision to seek help from DCI comes as Madison police officials are in the middle of a review of departmental policies and procedures related to officer-involved shootings after an officer shot and killed an unarmed man.

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Madison police will in call in help from the state Department of Justice to investigate the officer-involved shooting Friday night.

A Madison police report says Chief Noble Wray has decided to called in the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) to assist with the investigation.

A 43-year-old man was shot and killed around 9 p.m. Friday night after a several-hour long standoff on Madison's east side. Police say he charged officers with a large sword. Officers fired bean bag rounds, but then switched to deadly force after the man charged them a second time. Officers fired multiple rounds, killing him. 

Police were first called to a home on Rockefeller Lane around 11 a.m. when the man would not obey an eviction notice.

Wray's decision to seek help from DCI comes as Madison police officials are in the middle of a review of departmental policies and procedures related to officer-involved shootings after an officer shot and killed an unarmed man. Paul Heenan was killed late one night in November, mistaken for a burglar.

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