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Former Fargo Officer Loses Appeal, Will Not be Reinstated

David Boelke appealed his removal from the force to clear his name

FARGO, ND — The Civil Service Commission will not reinstate a former police officer who was fired from his job in August. David Boelke appealed his removal from the force to clear his name. It’s a case the Fargo Civil Service Commission says was no easy job. “It’s a challenge,” said Jane Pettinger, who is on the FCSC. “This is…

Jeronimo Yanez Trial: Key Piece of Evidence Shows Yanez Doesn’t See Gun on Castile

The audiotape is key evidence in Officer Jeronimo Yanez's manslaughter trial

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — A St. Anthony police officer on trial for fatally shooting a black man can be heard saying on audio that he doesn’t know where Philando Castile’s gun was. The audiotape is key evidence in Officer Jeronimo Yanez’s manslaughter trial. He’s accused of killing 32-year-old Castile last July in a St. Paul suburb. Castile had a…

Jury Selection Begins for Trial of Minnesota Officer Accused of Killing Philando Castile

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The process of selecting a jury is underway in the Twin Cities in the trial of a police officer charged with manslaughter for fatally shooting a black motorist. The aftermath of the shooting of Philando Castile was streamed live on Facebook last July, thrusting his death into the national spotlight. St. Anthony Officer Jeronimo Yanez is…

“Attacks on Our Police Must End”: President Trump Speaks to Thousands at National Police Memorial Service

A memorial was held on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol and featured the biggest names in town

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A group of around 75 people, including Fargo Police, local law enforcement agencies and the family of Jason Moszer, have spent the past few days in Washington, D.C. to honor Jason and other fallen officers. A memorial was held on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol and featured the biggest names in town. This is Police Memorial Day…

Attorneys for St. Anthony Officer Accused of Fatal Shooting Claim They Won’t Get Fair Trial

They claim relentless and biased media coverage means Yanez won't get a fair trial in Ramsey County

RAMSEY COUNTY, Minn. — A police officer charged with shooting a black motorist is appealing a judge’s decision against moving his trial. Attorneys for St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez have asked the Minnesota Court of Appeals to reverse the ruling. They claim relentless and biased media coverage means Yanez won’t get a fair trial in Ramsey County. Prosecutors have…