FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (AP) — A father who claims he was wrongfully detained by police and missed the birth of his child has lost his lawsuit against the City of Fergus Falls and two officers.

Otter Tail County District Court Judge Vicki Landwehr has approved a motion by the defendants for a summary judgment and ruled in favor of Fergus Falls and the officers. Landwehr said in her recent ruling that the officers’ actions didn’t rise to the level of malice.

Dennis Fronning of Battle Lake was rushing his pregnant wife to the hospital when he was stopped by the officers. His wife was taken the rest of the way by ambulance.

The Fergus Falls Journal says Fronning sued for damages greater than $50,000 in 2014.

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