Fargo Deputy Chief Sends Apology Email After He Was Seen at George Floyd Protest With a Beer Can Cursing at Law Enforcement

Fargo Police Deputy Chief Todd Osmundson holds up a sign with protesters in front of Fargo police headquarters, 105 25th St. N., on Saturday, May 30. C.S. Hagen / The Forum

MINOT, N.D. — In a June 1 email sent to all of the police department, Fargo Deputy Chief of Police Todd Osmundson apologized for activities at the George Floyd protest in downtown Fargo that other officers have called into question.

Osmundson admitted, among other things, to carrying a beer can and shouting “f**k the cops” with protesters.

According to Osmundson’s lengthy, five-page explanation email, after participating in uniform at a peaceful protest earlier in the day, he decided to change into civilian clothes, complete with a COVID-19 protective mask and sunglasses, and infiltrate the protesters in downtown Fargo.

I obtained the email by way of an open records request after being tipped off to its existence by a source.

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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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