Excessive Force

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Minneapolis Officer Indicted For Off-Duty Assaults

The U.S. Attorney’s office has indicted a Minneapolis Police officer for criminal civil rights violations. Michael Griffin, 40, is accused of assaulting at least four people while off duty.

05/20/2015

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Woman Sues Minneapolis Police & City For Excessive Force

A Twin Cities woman is suing a Minneapolis police officer and the city for what she calls excessive force. Madelyn Milton, 23, says she needed seven staples in her head last June after being punched to the ground by Officer Tyrone Barze Jr.

04/16/2015

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Robbinsdale Police Settles Excessive Force Suit With Former Gophers Star

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.

01/12/2015

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St. Paul Police Release Skyway Arrest Video

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.

09/10/2014

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Man Accusing Roseville Cops Of Excessive Force

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.

04/18/2014

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Fmr. Gopher Star To Sue Robbinsdale PD For Excessive Force

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.

03/07/2014

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Arbitrator: St. Paul Officer Should Be Reinstated

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.

02/04/2014

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U.S. Supreme Court Won’t Take Fong Lee Case

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.

12/17/2010