CRIMINAL CHARGES

No charges against former Deputy Police Chief Osmundson

Todd Osmundson is retired from the Fargo Police Department

FARGO, N.D (KVRR) — Cass County State’s Attorney Birch Burdick says no criminal charges will be filed against former Deputy Police Chief Todd Osmundson. That decision was made after an independent investigation done by the BCI. Osmundson was still with the Fargo Police Department at the time of the downtown riot on May 30. He was dressed in civilian clothing…

Suspect in Grand Forks shooting charged with two counts of murder

GRAND FORKS, N.D.–The North Dakota States Attorney’s Office has filed eight criminal charges against Salamah Qareed Pendleton related to the shooting death of a Grand Forks Police Officer and another woman. After an investigation, Pendleton has been charged with two counts of murder, three counts of attempted murder, criminal mischief, terrorizing and reckless endangerment. The murder charges carry a maximum…

Judge Won’t Dismiss Charges Against McKenzie County Sheriff

Schwartzenberger later paid for the charges but a criminal affidavit alleges they were made in violation of a county policy

  MCKENZIE COUNTY, N.D. — A judge has declined to dismiss criminal charges against the McKenzie County sheriff accused of misusing his office credit card. The judge didn’t offer a reason for the decision. Sheriff Gary Schwartzenberger is accused of making excessive charges during the 2015 Western State’s Sheriff’s Association Annual Conference in Las Vegas. Schwartzenberger later paid for the…