MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A St. Paul police sergeant’s apparent lies in court have led to charges against 16 defendants being dropped.

Sgt. Heather Weyker, who was put on leave last week, worked on a 2009 sex ring case targeting Somali-Americans from Minnesota.

Heather Weyker (credit: CBS)

Heather Weyker (credit: CBS)

Thirty people were charged, but a judge later said Weyker likely fabricated testimony to make a victim in one case appear more sympathetic.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Tennessee has now dismissed indictments against the remaining 16 defendants.

Some may soon file a lawsuit for wrongful detention.

Weyker has been involved in the Gerald Vick Human Trafficking Task Force for about 20 years.

Previous cases in which she was involved are being reviewed by the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office.

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.