South Bend police cleared in arrest of Notre Dame's Butler

This photo released by the St. Joseph County Jail shows Notre Dame cornerback Devin Butler. Butler was jailed Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, after a police officer said the player punche (St. Joseph County Jail via AP)

South Bend's police chief says the officers involved in the arrest of Notre Dame football player Devin Butler have been cleared of any wrongdoing.

Chief Scott Ruszkowski announced Friday that following an internal review, he won't refer the case to the Board of Public Safety for discipline because "the evidence does not support a claim of wrongdoing on the part of any officer involved."

Butler, a senior cornerback, is accused of tackling a police officer and punching him during an altercation in August outside a bar near campus. He faces felony charges of resisting law enforcement and battery against a public safety official.

Some witnesses have claimed Butler did nothing wrong and accused one officer of misconduct.

Coach Brian Kelly suspended Butler indefinitely shortly after the arrest.
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