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N.C. State Officer Back On Job After Internal Investigation

Posted November 11, 2003 12:17 p.m. EST

— An North Carolina State University officer involved in pulling over a man who later died in police custody is back on the job.

Police stopped Brandon Barnett on Nov. 2 at a routine checkpoint. The 19-year-old later went into convulsions and died.

Renee Riley was placed back on regular duty after an internal investigation cleared her of any wrongdoing.

Police say they found drugs in Barnett's car. The preliminary cause of death is a drug overdose.