Riot

Local members of Congress react to insurrection at U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON — Politicians from both sides of the aisle across Minnesota and North Dakota took to social media to condemn the actions of those who stormed our nation’s Capitol. Congresswoman Michelle Fischbach of Minnesota wrote: “Respectful disagreement is fundamental to our democracy. The violence that we’re seeing, especially toward law enforcement, is unacceptable.” Sen. John Hoeven and Congressman Kelly Armstrong of…

Man involved in downtown Fargo riot pleads guilty

Errick Toa pleaded guilty for his role in the downtown riot last May

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A Fargo man that took part in a riot last year pleaded guilty is U.S. District Court to Civil Disorder. Thirty-one-year-old Errick Toa, originally from California, was seen on video stomping on the windshield of an occupied police vehicle. The protests took place in May after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. They started off…

No charges against former Deputy Police Chief Osmundson

Todd Osmundson is retired from the Fargo Police Department

FARGO, N.D (KVRR) — Cass County State’s Attorney Birch Burdick says no criminal charges will be filed against former Deputy Police Chief Todd Osmundson. That decision was made after an independent investigation done by the BCI. Osmundson was still with the Fargo Police Department at the time of the downtown riot on May 30. He was dressed in civilian clothing…

Fargo Man Pleads Not Guilty To Federal Charges For His Alleged Involvement in Downtown Riot

During the riot, federal prosecutors say Toa was seen inciting violence by jumping on top of an occupied police car and breaking the windshield.

FARGO, N.D. — Federal prosecutors say there is probable cause to believe 30-year-old Errick Toa committed civil disorder. They claim he unlawfully obstructed law enforcement and impeded commerce. During the riot, they say Toa was seen inciting violence by jumping on top of an occupied police car and breaking the windshield. Multiple squad cars were damaged during the night. OneFargo…

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…

Groups Announce Another Rally In Fargo On Friday

They want Cass County State’s Attorney Birch Burdick to drop charges of rioting

FARGO, N.D. — Blacks Lives Matter and OneFargo have announced another rally at Island Park as they continue to call for change. Members of the groups say they will continue to march until North Dakota’s attorney general takes over an internal police investigation from Mayor Tim Mahoney and charges are increased to attempted murder against a man who hit a…

Two Fargo riot arrests made, Police need help identifying suspects

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Governor Burgum Activates the National Guard, State of Emergency Declared in Fargo and West Fargo

BISMARCK, N.D. (MAY 30, 2020) – Gov. Doug Burgum signed an executive order tonight declaring a state of emergency in Fargo, West Fargo and Cass County and activating the North Dakota National Guard to help local authorities respond to unlawful activity and the risk to people and property due to civil disturbances. The mayor of Fargo and West Fargo declared…