Former Hennepin County Sheriff Dave Hutchinson fired from Metro Transit police


Glen Stubbe, Star Tribune

Hennepin County Sheriff Dave Hutchinson.

Former Hennepin County Sheriff Dave Hutchinson has been terminated from his position as a sergeant at Metro Transit Police.

The firing follows an internal investigation that found Hutchinson violated Metro Transit Police Department's policies by being arrested for driving while intoxicated and crashing his sheriff's vehicle in December 2021, and by creating a hostile work environment while serving as sheriff. He pleaded guilty in the DWI case, and his peace officer license was suspended for 30 days.

Metro Transit Police Chief Ernest Morales III wrote in the findings that Hutchinson's behavior reflected negatively on the chief, the department and law enforcement in general.


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