police

Investigation into former Dep. Chief Todd Osmundson over, no charges filed

FARGO, N.D. – Fargo Police Chief David Todd says the investigation into former Deputy Chief Todd Osmundson’s actions during downtown riots is over and he has not been charged with any crimes. Todd says that’s because of what he calls “the fact others engaging in similar conduct in plain view were also not investigated.” Osmundson admitted to carrying an open…

Black Lives Matter meets with city leaders and police

The group would not reveal details about what was discussed, but says the meeting was positive and change is coming.

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo city leaders, police and members of Black Lives Matter took another step towards trying to improve relations. Members of all three parties met for nearly two hours at the mayor’s office for a meeting that was set up by Mayor Tim Mahoney. While no details were given of the specifics of what was discussed in the…

Recap Of Weekend Black Lives Matter And One Fargo Protests In Downtown Fargo

According to Black Lives Matter, more than 200 people attended Saturday's march

FARGO, N.D. –At Island Park in Downtown Fargo on Friday, hundreds of protesters came out for a march to city hall demanding action. At the march, Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney announced a future meeting with Black Lives Matter and OneFargo on Wednesday. “The more dialogue we have the better it is for everyone because then we become aware of each…

OneFargo And BLM Take To Streets Toward Cass County Courthouse Demanding Action

Organizers say it's not about hating law enforcement, it's about having individual accountability

FARGO, N.D. — “Everybody deserves the right to vote, everybody deserves the right to protest and just like the state of emergency everybody has the right to bear arms,” Organizer Frederick Edwards said. Protesters starting at the Johnson American Legion Field made their way to the Cass County Courthouse demanding action. Along the route through Downtown Fargo, police helped escort…

Man arrested in Crookston after wielding knife

CROOKSTON, Minn. – Police responded to a child custody dispute at around 10:00 Friday morning. According to the police report, 24-year-old Benjamin Strom was upset for not being allowed to see his daughter. Around 40 minutes after he was trespassed from 137 Marine Avenue, police received a call about a man on that street with a knife. They believe Strom…

Fargo Juneteenth marchers describe why they’re speaking out

Protestor Avalon says he would like to see more reform from the police departments in the F-M area and across the country.

FARGO, N.D. — With large groups of impassioned protesters taking the streets of downtown Fargo, marchers like Avalon say it’s about putting an end to violence and racism. “I just feel like “Am I going to be the next one of who’s the victim of a crime? Am I going to be the next one who’s a victim of brutality?…

Dilworth State Rep. Paul Marquart votes against MN Police Accountability Act

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – State Rep. Paul Marquart of Dilworth is the only House Democrat to vote against a police reform bill. Marquart calls the death of George Floyd inhuman and atrocius. He agrees the officers in that case should be prosecuted. However, he feels the Minnesota Police Accountability Act is too broad. It requires the Attorney General’s office to…

“Gotham City on steroids” Alexandria Republican describes law enforcement being eliminated

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – State Representative Mary Franson of Alexandria tried to amend the proposed Minnesota Police Accountability Act Thursday night to prevent cities and towns from disbanding their police departments. The Republican referenced a movement within the Minneapolis City Council to do so. Groups in other cities want to defund police by shifting some money from law enforcement’s budgets…

House considering DFL police bills, GOP: “we passed five”

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – As Gov. Tim Walz pushes for police reforms, Minnesota’s House is considering DFL-backed criminal justice and police accountability bills. They include things Senate Republicans oppose like giving the Attorney General control over police killing investigations and overhauling the police arbitration process. Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka plans the Legislature to adjourn the special session on Friday….