The Robbinsdale Police Department has settled a federal excessive force lawsuit against one of its officers. Former Gopher basketball star Melvin Newbern filed the lawsuit after his arrest two years ago.
When Chris Lollie posted a cellphone video which revealed his police encounter on Jan. 31, it left many with a sense of outrage. But the video doesn’t show everything that happened leading up to his arrest. On Wednesday, St. Paul Police released two DVDs of silent security camera video from the First National Bank Building.
A Minneapolis man says he was brutalized by Roseville police, and now he’s taking them to court. The incident happened last May near Lexington Avenue and Highway 36.
A routine traffic stop has led to a lawsuit against a Robbinsdale Police officer. Melvin Newbern, a former Gopher’s basketball star, is suing Officer Brian Sloat, claiming the officer used excessive force in an arrest in early 2013. Dash-cam video captured on the morning of Feb. 13, 2013 shows Sloat putting Newbern through a field sobriety test after stopping him on suspicion of drunk driving.
A St. Paul police officer did not use excessive force and should be reinstated after he was fired following his role in a videotaped arrest, according to an arbitrator’s ruling.
The U.S. Supreme Court won’t take up the case of a family that claimed a Minneapolis police officer used excessive force when he shot a fleeing teenager eight times.