Agency seeks investigation involving May 6 arrest

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A state agency examining how local law officers handled an arrest following a May 6 traffic stop in Winnebago has taken a new turn. has learned that the Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) recently contacted the Scott County Sheriff’s Department to conduct an investigation.

In June, the POST board received a 16-second video showing a Winnebago police officer putting his arm around a man’s neck in trying to subdue him.

According to the person who submitted the footage, they were interviewed last week by two investigators for nearly one hour.

Erik Misselt, executive director of the POST board, did not have any comment due to the state’s Data Practices Act.

“All investigatory data, including the existence or non-existence of an investigation, are classified as confidential, if and when there is final disciplinary action taken against a licensee,” says Misselt.

Also sent to the POST board was footage appearing to show the person being denied medical attention when being booked at the Faribault County Jail.

A third video is of three deputies assisting the two police officers while trying to handcuff the suspect while he’s on the ground.

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