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As the Third Precinct burned, Minneapolis police officers in another precinct destroyed case files

 

Carlos Gonzalez, Star Tribune

The Minneapolis Third Police Precinct burned on May 28, 2020, during a protest over the death of George Floyd.

As an unruly crowd besieged Minneapolis' Third Precinct headquarters last summer, officers on the other side of the city destroyed a cache of documents, including inactive case files, search warrants and records of confidential informants.

In a private police report, Minneapolis officer Logan Johansson disclosed that he and other investigators in the Second Precinct to the northeast decided to destroy the documents shortly after May 28 "in direct response to the abandonment of the Third Police Precinct in Minneapolis by city leadership."

If the Second Precinct fell, this sensitive information could wind up in the wrong hands, Johansson wrote. "The data contained in these files could put the lives of CIs or various other cooperating defendants at risk."

https://www.startribune.com/as-the-third-precinct-burned-minneapolis-police-officers-in-another-precinct-destroyed-case-files/600078074/

 

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