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After DWI crash, Hennepin County Sheriff Hutchinson's peace officer license to be suspended for a month

He has been on unspecified medical leave since May

Hennepin County Sheriff David Hutchinson, who has been out on medical leave since May, will lose his peace officer license for 30 days because of his drunken-driving crash last December.

Hutchinson signed an agreement with the Minnesota Board of Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) on Sept. 6. It's rare for the board to suspend a license for a first offense, but Hutchinson agreed that he should he held to a higher standard, according to a statement by the board Tuesday.

The board, which licenses officers in Minnesota, approved the suspension at a meeting Sept. 22. The board's cited reason was Hutchinson's drunken-driving arrest late last year. The suspension, which begins in late November, is the latest in a long list of troubles for Hutchinson. He cannot serve as sheriff during the suspension.


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