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Can North Dakota’s Attorney General Be Both the State’s Top Cop and Top Lawyer?

Can North Dakota’s Attorney General Be Both the State’s Top Cop and Top Lawyer?

Is it a conflict of interest for North Dakota’s Attorney General to be both our state’s top law enforcement officer and the state’s lawyer? I think it is. But first, some back story. Earlier this month criminal charges were dismissed against one of Governor Jack Dalrymple’s cabinet member. Maggie Anderson, the executive director of the

Read It: All Reports From The Investigation Into The Shooting Of Officer Jason Moszer

Today Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem’s office released the full Bureau of Criminal Investigation report into the standoff involving Marcus Schumacher which resulted in the shooting of Fargo police officer Jason Moszer. You can read all of the documents I obtained via an open records request right here. Some documents and exhibits from the investigation –

Lawmakers Need To Stop Trusting Everything Cops Tell Them

Today the state Senate debated HB1297 which would have repealed state law requiring the involvement of a judge in settling ownership claims on disputed property held by law enforcement. Cops wanted the change because they think it takes too long for a judge to review the property, but the Senate killed with opponents arguing that

North Dakota BCI Has To Reimburse Nearly $50,000 For Seized Pay Loader

Back in June I wrote about an incident in Forbes, ND (in the southeast part of the state near the South Dakota border) where a state Bureau of Criminal Investigations agent seized the phone of an onlooker during a raid and allegedly deleted photographs of the raid off her phone. At the time I noted

LegitSlater: Know Then Assert Your Rights

Last week, I highlighted several instances of actual or potential integrity concerns within North Dakota Law Enforcement; one of which was the concern over a ND Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) Special Agent deleting cell phone pictures taken by a citizen. As Rob highlighted last Friday, an investigation did find that the BCI agent mislead