investigation

Fargo Police continue to investigate officer misconduct allegation

The incident under investigation occurred on June 22.

FARGO, N.D.–The Fargo Police Department says the investigation regarding alleged misconduct by two officers will not be completed Friday. The incident under investigation occurred on June 22 in which 26-year-old Larry Pope claims two Fargo police officers illegally stopped, searched and harassed him. Pope was interviewed by Fargo Police on Thursday. Police say several issues that arose during the interview…

Fargo requests North Dakota Attorney General’s Office investigation into former Deputy Chief’s actions

The Attorney General has been requested to refer the matter to the Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

FARGO, N.D.–The City of Fargo has requested the North Dakota Attorney General’s Office conduct its own investigation into former Deputy Chief Todd Osmundon’s actions during the George Floyd protest and riot on May 30. The Fargo Police Department provided all applicable information to the Fargo City Attorney’s Office which then sent the materials to the Attorney General’s Office. The Attorney…

Downed power line in Polk County result of hit-and-run

Wild Rice Electric arrived at the scene and tended to the power line.

POLK COUNTY, Minn.–The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a hit-and-run that downed a power line on Tuesday. The power line was lying across the road at the intersection of County Road 10 and 160th Avenue SE. Upon initial investigation of the downed power line, officers determined a vehicle struck the power pole and then left the area after the…

Moorhead Police investigate shooting in south Moorhead

There was no evidence that anyone had been shot.

MOORHEAD, Minn.–The Moorhead Police Department is investigating a supposed shooting that occurred at approximately 9:30 p.m. on Monday. Police responded to the 3000 block of 18th Street South and found empty bullet cartridges in the street. They also noticed a vehicle near the scene with at least two bullet holes in it. The alleged shooter left the area on a…

OneFargo demands further investigations into former Deputy Chief Osmundson’s actions at protest

FARGO, N.D.–OneFargo is claiming that Mayor Mahoney and Chief Todd knew of former Deputy Chief Todd Osmundson’s plans to go undercover during the George Floyd protest on May 30. Individuals from the group met with Mayor Mahoney and Chief Todd to discuss the Fargo Police Department’s Internal Affairs findings. Prior to their meeting, OneFargo requested records of the incident. The…

Moorhead Police investigate fight that involved makeshift weapons, knife

No one has been taken into custody

MOORHEAD, Minn.–Moorhead Police responded to a fight early Wednesday morning. Police say they received a call at approximately 3:30 a.m. for multiple people fighting in the 100 block of 16 Street South. The caller claimed guns were involved. After an initial investigation, police found that only makeshift weapons and a knife were used during the fight. No guns were found….

Man arrested in ongoing Walsh County theft investigations

Authorities say they recovered property stolen from multiple counties.

WALSH COUNTY, N.D.–A Lankin man was arrested in connection with several ongoing theft investigations on June 12. The Walsh County Sheriff’s Office executed three search warrants before taking 21-year-old Broden Swartz into custody. Swartz was charged with two counts of possession of stolen property. Authorities say they recovered property stolen from multiple counties. The U.S. Border Patrol, Nelson County Sheriff’s…

Moorhead Police request public’s help with homicide investigation

Callers have the option to remain anonymous.

MOORHEAD, Minn.–The Moorhead Police Department is asking the public to assist them with the Richard Stephen homicide investigation. Richard Stephen and his girlfriend were assaulted at 1615 20th Street South on June 3. The assault was not reported until early Thursday morning when Stephen became unresponsive and later died at a local hospital. Stephen’s girlfriend, Jessica Meier, told police three…

Airmen killed in shooting at Grand Forks Air Force Base identified

The Grand Forks Air Force Base was the first duty station for both airmen.

GRAND FORKS, N.D.–The two Airmen killed during a shooting incident at the Grand Forks Air Force Base on June 1 have been identified. 21-year-old Natasha Raye Aposhian, of Arizona, and 20-year-old Julian Carlos Torres, of Texas, both died. The website Stars and Stripes reports the parents of an Airman killed at the Grand Forks Air Force Base say she died…

Department of Human Rights files civil rights charge against Minneapolis Police Department

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.–The Minnesota Department of Human Rights has opened an investigation into the Minneapolis Police Department after a civil rights charge was filed related to the death of George Floyd. The investigation will determine if the Police Department engaged in discriminatory practices towards people of color over the last 10 years. Gov. Walz made the announcement on Tuesday saying, “Silence…