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St. Paul Police Officer Charged with Federal Civil Rights Offense

Jan 31, 2019 - Legal Monitor Worldwide

Brett Palkowitsch, 31, an officer with the St. Paul Police Department, was indicted on Jan. 16 by a federal grand jury in Minneapolis for using excessive force against an arrestee, announced Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband of the Department of Justices Civil Rights Division and FBI Minneapolis Special Agent in Charge Jill Sanborn.

Todays indictment charges Palkowitsch with a single count of deprivation of rights under color of law, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 242. The indictment a...