Tag: LAW ENFORCEMENT

Bemidji Police Fatally Shot Armed Suspect

Bemidji Police Fatally Shot Armed Suspect

(BEMIDJI,MINN)UTVS-Bemidji Law Enforcement officers have fatally shot an armed suspect after struggling over a gun. After making a traffic stop late Wednesday night, officers discovered a passenger had a warrant out for their arrest. After the passengers were ordered out of the vehicle, the officer noticed the passenger had a handgun. The officer and passenger struggled for control of the […]

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Chris Lollie Excessive Force Lawsuit

Chris Lollie Excessive Force Lawsuit

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Three St. Paul police officers have been exonerated after they were accused of using excessive force during the January arrest of a man in a city skyway. The union representing officers says the Police-Civilian Internal Affairs Review Commission has cleared the officers, and said they acted within the scope of their duties. The arrest of […]

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Some Minnesota lawmakers fear law enforcement wields too much power at Capitol

Some Minnesota lawmakers fear law enforcement wields too much power at Capitol

ST. PAUL, Minnesota (AP) — On issues ranging from medical marijuana to privacy, some Minnesota lawmakers are concerned police and prosecutors are spending too much time at the Capitol to protect and serve their own interests. Rep. Carly Melin, DFL-Hibbing, who’s trying to legalize marijuana for medical purposes, said she’s frustrated that Gov. Mark Dayton won’t support the proposal unless […]

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