Positive News for Former Fargo Police Officer

The board voted 6 to 2, saying Boelke did not violate the group's code of conduct

  BISMARCK, ND — North Dakota’s Peace Officers Standards and Training Board has voted in favor of a former Fargo officer who was fired in August for his poor work performance. David Boelke says he is satisfied with the state’s decision and while it will not allow him to get his job back, he is still able to apply for…

Hennepin County: No Charges in Officer Involved Shooting Death of Unarmed Woman

In the video, Freeman blames investigators for not doing their jobs

  HENNEPIN COUNTY, Minn. — Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman says he doesn’t have enough evidence to charge anyone in the fatal officer-involved shooting of Justine Damond. That’s what he told an activist group on Wednesday night. The group recorded the conversation and posted it on Facebook. In the video, Freeman blames investigators for not doing their jobs. In July,…

St. Paul Woman Attacked by Police K9 While Taking Out Her Trash

We warn you, the video may not be suitable for some viewers

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A woman is suing the St. Paul Police Department after she was bit by a K9 officer while taking out her trash. We warn you, the video may not be suitable for some viewers. The attorney for Desiree Collins says she was at the dumpster behind her home throwing out the trash when the dog attacked….

Charges Are Pending For Man Accused of Firing Shotgun At Apartment Complex

One Officer Was Hurt During The Arrest

DEVILS LAKE, ND — Formal charges are pending against a man in Devils Lake who allegedly fired a shotgun at an apartment complex. Officers responded to an incident Monday afternoon in which 32-year-old Bradley Spah approached people in parking lots seeking drugs before firing a shotgun into the air four times. Officers restrained Spah and took him into custody. During…

Former Fargo Police Officer’s Appeal Denied By Full City Commission

The Fargo Civil Service Commission Also Denied His Appeal In September

FARGO, ND — Former Fargo Police Officer David Boelke appealed his termination to the Fargo Civil Service Commission, but was denied.  His latest attempt was in front of the Fargo City Commission. The mayor says it wasn’t an easy decision. “Everybody wanted to very much make sure they thoughtfully talked about this termination and gave Dave Boelke a real opportunity…

West Fargo PD Leaders Get Reviewed: Janke Expands the Department

In his first 100 days, Chief Heith Janke is restructuring the leadership workflow and adding new positions

WEST FARGO, ND — Leaders of the West Fargo Police Department were anonymously reviewed by employees. This about four months after Police Chief Heith Janke replaced former Chief Mike Reitan who was under fire for creating a hostile work environment. In a request for more sergeants from the city of West Fargo, Chief Janke outlined the department’s faults. “We set…

Moorhead Man Arrested After Allegedly Attempting to Run Down Fargo Officer

The officer was not injured

FARGO, ND — It was a close call for a Fargo police officer. The officer was responding to a disturbance call outside an apartment building in the 2900 block of 34th Avenue South around 3:30 this morning. That’s when the officer says Dalton Beyer made eye contact and backed up at a high rate of speed, almost running over the…

New Details Released in Officer-Involved Shooting in Becker County

Minnerath is still recovering in a Fargo hospital

  BECKER COUNTY, Minn. — More details have been released in the officer-involved shooting in Becker County that left a suspect wounded after a high speed chase on Highway 10. Dean Minnerath, 55, was shot by two Becker County deputies on September 28 after they say he got out of his vehicle with a military-style rifle and refused to put…

Supporting a Brother in Blue: Community Rallies Around Former Fargo Officer After Injury

And for eight years, Fred Lassonde responded to that call as an officer with the Fargo Police Department

FARGO, ND — One former Fargo Police Officer made an impression on the community during his eight years of service, but has now taken off his badge after a life threatening injury. When you need help, police officers are the first people you think to call. For eight years, Fred Lassonde responded to that call as an officer with the…

St. Cloud Police Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting

The deputy and four police officers have been placed on standard administrative leave

  ST. CLOUD, Minn. — An officer-involved shooting last night in St. Cloud is under investigation. According to the BCA, a Stearns County sheriff’s deputy and several St. Cloud police officers were investigating a possible assault shortly before midnight. They knocked on a door and an armed man broke out a back window and ran. The man fired his gun,…