St. Paul Police Chief Announces Plans To RetireSt. Paul Police Chief Thomas Smith says he intends to retire at the end of his six-year term. Smith informed Mayor Chris Coleman of his plans Friday. There is no exact date of his retirement yet, but it will happen sometime between April and June 2016.
Man Sues Wisconsin Police Over Facebook ArrestA man who was arrested after he posted Facebook comments calling a southern Wisconsin police department racist has filed a federal lawsuit alleging the agency violated his constitutional rights.
Teen Molested By Priest Sues ArchdioceseA teenage boy who was molested by the Rev. Curtis Wehmeyer from 2008 through 2011 sued the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis on Thursday, alleging it conspired to protect the priest from criminal prosecution and conceal his history of sexual misconduct from the public. The lawsuit comes one day after Ramsey County prosecutors said they wouldn't charge members of the archdiocese for the way they handled allegations against Wehmeyer because there was insufficient evidence to prove anyone failed to immediately report the abuse. Wehmeyer pleaded guilty in 2012 and is serving a five-year prison sentence.
Catholic League Seeks To ID The Archbishop’s Alleged Victim With St. Paul police investigating Archbishop John Nienstedt, who’s accused of inappropriately touching a boy’s behind, the Catholic League wants to independently identify his accuser.
Police Chief Says Archdiocese Uncooperative St. Paul Police Chief Thomas Smith says the Twin Cities archdiocese is not fully cooperating with investigations into alleged clerical sex abuse.
St. Paul Police Video Sheds New Light On Controversial ArrestWe're seeing more video from a controversial St. Paul arrest and learning about how the officers involved were disciplined.
Drug Testing At St. Paul’s Crime Lab Stopped St. Paul’s Police Chief Thomas Smith is suspending all drug testing at his own crime lab until a complete review of their procedures is done.