POLICE CHIEF DAVE ZIBOLSKI

Liberian Independance Day gathering brings celebration to Dilworth

Liberia declared it's independence in 1847 and every July 26th they celebrate in their country.

DILWORTH, M.N. (KVRR) — In the Fargo Moorhead region and throughout the United States the Liberian people celebrate the weekend before. Leaders from the United Liberians Association say they all celebrate the weekend before in America because of the work schedule, during the week. They want to make sure everyone can be present to celebrate and July 26th falls on…

Wrigley will personally oversee investigation of police-involved shooting in Fargo

Drew WrigleyFARGO (KVRR-KFGO) – North Dakota Attorney General Drew Wrigley has rejected calls to release body camera footage and announces he will personally oversee the investigation into the shooting death of Shane Netterville by Fargo police officer Adan O’Brien. The state Bureau of Criminal Investigation took over the case at the request of Police Chief Dave Zibolski. “We believe that…

People rally outside Fargo City Hall to demand justice for Shane Netterville

Netterville was not armed when he attempted to flee. People are demanding the body cam footage be released, but according to the chief, that is not likely right now.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Family, friends and supporters of 28-year-old Shane Netterville are calling for action at Fargo City Hall after he was shot and killed by Fargo Police Officer Adam O’Brien last Friday after a call about three people slumped over in a vehicle. People say they’re feeling a mix of emotions: grief, frustration and anger. Their message was…

Fired Fargo Officer Speaks Out Hours Before Appeal Hearing

Justin Nachatilo and attorney Leo Wilking FARGO, N.D. (KFGO/KVRR) — One day before his appeal hearing before the Fargo City Commission, a fired officer is explaining why he believes he is being unfairly treated by the department he served for almost 20 years. In an interview with KFGO News, Justin Nachatilo acknowledged he made mistakes in the cases cited in…

Fargo Police adds five officers to the force

With the new officers, Fargo P-D has a total of 169 sworn officers out of a possible 189.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR)- Fargo Police is filling some of the open positions on their staff with five new officers. Chief Dave Zibolski welcomed the new officers during a swearing-in ceremony. Their families celebrated with them and placed pins on the new officers. Three new crime analysts and three police support personnel have also been hired. With the new officers, Fargo…

Fargo City Commission takes step closer to police oversight board

FARGO (KVRR/KFGO) – On a 3-2 vote, the Fargo City Commission agreed to receive a proposed ordinance to create the first-ever Fargo Police Advisory and Oversight Board made up of seven citizen members. The final decision, which could include some changes, will be before commissioners in two weeks. Police Chief Dave Zibolski says the proposal is the culmination of months…

Fargo Police required to present hate crime findings to city commissioners

"I'm going to be reporting on the hate crimes in terms of whether or not the city ordinance was issued or reports where the city ordinance was applied or federal law was applied."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — City commissioners vote for the Fargo Police department to provide them with reports of hate crimes the department has identified. “I’m going to be reporting on the hate crimes in terms of whether or not the city ordinance was issued or reports where the city ordinance was applied or federal law was applied. Our current hate…

Police chief wants tougher penalties for drug-related deaths

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR/KFGO) – Fargo Police Chief Dave Zibolski told North Dakota lawmakers Thursday that he strongly supports a bill that would increase penalties for drug dealers if someone dies from the sale of their drugs. Zibolski said drug overdoses increased dramatically from 36 in 2018 to 91 in 2020, including 18 deaths last year. So far this year, Fargo…