City of Fargo Used Illegal Redactions to Cover up Police Chief’s Efforts to Stop One Fargo Rally, Description of Black Lives Matter Protests as a ‘war’

Chief David Todd talks to protesters on Saturday, May 30, outside Fargo police headquarters. C.S. Hagen / The Forum

MINOT, N.D. — In illegally redacted portions of a June 3 email sent by Fargo chief of police David Todd, he spoke of his efforts to stop the peaceful One Fargo rally.

He also praised the actions of disgraced former deputy chief Todd Osmundson, who infiltrated a Black Lives Matter protest in downtown Fargo in plain clothes while drinking alcohol and shouting profanity at the uniformed officers.

A full copy of the email was provided to me after Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem found that the City of Fargo illegally redacted it, inappropriately using exemptions to open records laws reserved for criminal intelligence information and security planning.

Here are both copies of the letter, the one initially provided to me with redactions and the unredacted version ordered released by Stenehjem:

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Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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