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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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DOJ Will Review Superior Arrest

The Wisconsin Department of Justice will review accusations of excessive force during a police officer’s arrest in Superior. Officer George Gothner has been on paid administrative leave since he was seen on dash cam video punching a woman in the face during the arrest.

01/29/2014

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Student Donates Kidney To Mpls. Cop

A Minneapolis Police officer battling lupus and kidney failure received a life-changing transplant this week. Carlos Escobar, 35, is recovering at Hennepin County Medical Center. He spent two years on a waiting list for a kidney donation. After working a full day as a police officer, he would come home and spend seven hours on dialysis, hoping and praying a donor would come through. “I never expected it to be too soon because they told me with my blood type, it could be seven years,” Escobar said

01/18/2014

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Authorities Investigate Fridley, Minneapolis Sex Assaults

A man claiming to be a police officer kidnapped a woman in Fridley and sexually assaulted her Saturday afternoon. Now, authorities say it may be connected to a similar incident involving a University of Minnesota student.

11/25/2013

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South St. Paul Officer Pleads Guilty To DWI

Sergeant Cory Slifko was arrested back in June. He was off-duty and driving his personal vehicle at the time. Rosemount Police caught him after getting a 911 call that someone was driving around damaging mailboxes.

10/30/2013

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Minn. Highway Stretch Takes Name Of Slain Officer

An 11-mile stretch of state highway officially gets designated the “Tom Decker Memorial Highway” next week in honor of the slain Cold Spring police officer. The tribute is among the batch of new laws taking hold on Thursday.

07/27/2013

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2 Mpls. Police Officers Placed On Administrative Leave

Sources have confirmed with WCCO that two Minneapolis police officers have been placed on paid leave in connection to an incident in Green Bay, Wis. last month.

07/26/2013

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Off-Duty Belle Plaine Cop Sentenced For DWI

The Belle Plaine police officer accused of driving under the influence in November 2012 while off-duty pleaded guilty on Wednesday to one gross misdemeanor count of DWI. Bryan Pasek’s second DWI charge and his speeding ticket for driving 96 mph in a 55 zone on Highway 169 at Park Boulevard were dismissed. Pasek had registered a 0.17 BAC at the time.

07/24/2013

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Apple Valley Officer Hurt In 3-Vehicle Crash

Authorities say that an Apple Valley Police officer was involved in a three-car collision that resulted in injuries. According to the city, the crash happened just after noon at 140th Street and Galaxie Avenue.

06/26/2013

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New Charge Against Ex-Cop Accused Of Sex With Underage Girls

A 32-year-old former Minneapolis police officer charged with sexually assaulting underage girls he met on social media sites now faces an additional charge. Amended charges were filed last week against Bradley Schnickel, 32, of Andover.

05/22/2013

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Going Behind The Scenes Of A Police Officer’s Job

Police citizen’s academies are giving the community a better chance to learn about law enforcement in their city.

04/29/2013

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Ex-Cop Accused Of Sex With Underage Girls Faces More Charges

A 32-year-old former Minneapolis police officer, who already faces charges in Anoka County, has been charged by Hennepin County with four addition counts of Internet or computer solicitation of children.

04/18/2013

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Bill Passed To Name Highway For Slain Officer

The Minnesota Senate has passed a bill to rename a portion of State Highway 23 after slain Cold Spring police officer Tom Decker.

04/11/2013

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Mpls. Cop Who Lost Finger In Bite Attack ID’d; Suspect Charged

Minneapolis Police have released more information in Tuesday night’s bite attack, including the identity of the officer who lost a finger in the incident.

04/10/2013

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Police Officer Injured Responding To Eden Prairie HS Fight

A police officer suffered an injury responding to a fight at Eden Prairie High School Wednesday morning.

03/27/2013

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