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'09 Minneapolis Gang Strike Force Raid Draws Internal Affairs Inquiry

July 20, 2010  | 

A south Minneapolis drug raid last year led by four police officers from the Metro Gang Strike Force has triggered a police internal affairs investigation that found the raid was conducted without a search warrant, violated department protocols and could result in a federal prosecution of the officers for civil rights violations.

A Minneapolis Police Department internal affairs investigator was unsparing in his criticism of the way police officers behaved in the Feb. 12, 2009, raid on an apartment in the 2000 block of Portland Avenue, according to police department documents.

"The actions taken by the officers in this case were clearly without regard to the constitutional rights of the complainants," Sgt. Robert Krebs of the internal affairs unit wrote. "This matter would likely rise to a violation of civil rights under existing federal statutes."

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