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Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Minnesota Officer Fired for UOF Incident

The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Tuesday rejected the city of Duluth's attempt to fire a police officer for dragging a man along the floor by his handcuffs, saying that the officer should keep his job despite having been fired by the agency.

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Man Completes Suicide Outside Minnesota Police Department

A passerby discovered a man who died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound outside the Centennial Lakes Police Department in Circle Pines, MN Tuesday morning.

MN Deputy Indicted for Manslaughter Over 2018 OIS

A grand jury has handed down an indictment of manslaughter against a deputy with the Washington County (MN) Sheriff's Office for a fatal shooting of an armed, suicidal man in 2018.

Off-Duty Minnesota Officer Saves Toddler from Crashed Minivan

An officer with the Duluth (MN) Police Department is being lauded for his quick actions to rescue a toddler from a minivan that had crashed into a copse of trees late last week.

Man Fleeing Police Crashes into Minnesota Squad Car

A man attempting to flee police in a vehicle crashed into a Mounds View (MN) squad car and then fled the scene on foot.

Minnesota Conservation Officer Dies of Apparent Medical Emergency

Officer Shannon "Opie" Barron is survived by his wife, two children, his aunt who raised him and numerous relatives.

5 Minnesota Officers Fired for Inaction During an Assault

Five officers with the Saint Paul (MN) Police Department have been fired for failing to intervene in an assault outside a local bar.

Minnesota Officer Conducts Welfare Check, then Mows Elderly Woman's Lawn

An officer with the Orono (MN) Police Department was called to do a welfare check on an elderly woman's home late last week, and having completed that objective decided to also attend to her overgrown lawn.

Ex-Minneapolis Officer Sentenced to 12.5 Years for 911 Caller's Shooting Death

Speaking in court before the sentence was read, Noor said that he had felt "fear" as he pulled the trigger. But when he saw Ruszczyk Damond on the ground, "I knew in an instant that I was wrong."

Distracted Teen Who Struck an Off-Duty Minnesota Officer Sentenced

A teenager who was distracted by her cell phone when she struck and killed an off-duty officer with the Blaine (MN) Police Department—as well as his wife who was riding with him on their motorcycle—has been sentenced to 60 days in jail followed by three years of probation.