Reckart said he typically keeps the results of internal investigations private and does not share them with Hardy County prosecutors. He described the officer in question as an employee of several years with a spotless record.
"There was no malicious intention whatsoever," he said.
Riggleman was charged with possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, battery on a police officer, fleeing from police, petit larceny and obstruction. Reckart didn't know if charges would be filed against the injured man or the other men who were inside Riggleman's car.
State Police are not looking into the incident, spokesman Lt. Michael Baylous said. He referred all questions to Reckart.
The incident came to light after a customer inside the gas station filmed Riggleman's arrest and the officer running over the man. That customer uploaded the video to Facebook, which has been shared more than 5,000 times on Wednesday.
Reckhart said he's seen the amateur video and it doesn't portray a clear version of events. He blamed sharing of the video on anti-police sentiments held on the Internet.
"They are anti-police or people who we've had problems with before," he said.
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