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Audio: Fired Fargo Cop Tells His Side of the Story

Audio: Fired Fargo Cop Tells His Side of the Story

Fargo police officer David Boelke was fired yesterday by Chief David Todd for a number of reasons. You can read Todd’s memo justifying the termination below. I had Boelke on my radio show today alongside his attorney Mark Friese of the Vogel Law Firm. I asked Boelke why this happened. “I don’t know if this

Fargo Park District director Joel Vettel, then a Lieutenant for the Fargo Police Department, in March 2008. Ann Arbor Miller / The Forum

Audio: Does the Fargo Park District Really Need Their Own Police Department?

When I first read that the Fargo Park District wants its own police department my reaction was… So today I had on Park District director (and former Fargo Police Department officer) Joel Vettel to discuss the proposal. You can listen to the full audio of our interview below. What Vettel told me is that the

Read It: All Reports From The Investigation Into The Shooting Of Officer Jason Moszer

Today Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem’s office released the full Bureau of Criminal Investigation report into the standoff involving Marcus Schumacher which resulted in the shooting of Fargo police officer Jason Moszer. You can read all of the documents I obtained via an open records request right here. Some documents and exhibits from the investigation –

State Law Gives Children Of Slain Fargo Police Officer Free Tuition

Here’s some happy news: Existing state law would give the children of slain Fargo Police Officer Jason Moszer free tuition and fees at an institution of their choosing in the North Dakota University System. Here’s the relevant bit of law from the North Dakota Century Code: Rep. Blair Thoreson, a Republican who represents District 44 in

In Email Fargo PD Says NDSU Cops “Frustrated” By State Supreme Court Ruling

In an email (see below) sent out yesterday afternoon by Fargo Police Department Deputy Chief Joe Anderson, and obtained from law enforcement sources, he describes North Dakota State University campus police officials as being “frustrated” with a recent Supreme Court ruling limiting their jurisdiction to campus. He states that NDSU cops will be limiting their

North Dakota Law Enforcement Being Dishonest About Quotas Policies

A recent Gallup poll has indicated that American confidence in law enforcement is at a 22-year low. While most Americans do continue to say that they trust law enforcement, the downward trend should have cops worried. Here in North Dakota we’ve avoided the sort of conflict and controversy that has made national headlines in other

Fargo Police Want Citizens To Give Them Voluntary Access To Their Video Streams

The Fargo Police Department has launched a voluntary program whereby they’re requesting that citizens give them access to their video feeds in exchange for a sticker: FARGO – If you’ve got a video camera, police want to take a peek. A new program unveiled Tuesday allows residents and business owners here to give police access to

The North Dakota Legislature Should Fund Body Cameras For Cops

Lawmakers are in Bismarck this week for their organizational session. Between the swearing-in and training they’re also working on the bills that will be considered during the regular session next year. Drafts are being circulated for amendment and sponsorship. Here’s one idea that some lawmaker should take up, if they haven’t already: Funding to pay

In Fargo A Dress Code Violation Turns Into Law Enforcement Action

Before the Thanksgiving holiday there was an incident at Fargo South High School in which a young man who was wearing his pants like an idiot was confronted by a law enforcement officer assigned to the school. The kid refused to cooperate with the officer, and a physical altercation ensued which ended with the kid’s

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