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MINN: The footage, which is from an incident on Aug. 11, 2019, shows officers respond to a domestic call at a home on Thomas Avenue North. Officers can be seen arriving and speaking with the 911 caller, who says her daughters pushed and bit her.

The footage taken resulted in three family members being tasered and alleging police misconduct.

Just hours after the body camera footage was released, the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office issued a statement saying that it has dismissed three cases involving Hale, Evans and Adams “in the interest of justice.”

Video surveillance shows two females try to leave the store with baskets of unpaid items. The loss prevention officer attempts to stop the two, but then, one of the suspects sprays him in the face with mace or a similar irritant. After initially leaving the store, the two then return to take some of the merchandise that had fallen on the ground. One employee who was sprayed with the irritant needed to be taken to the hospital.

A clinical psychologist from Minnesota has been arrested for allegedly carrying on a sexual relationship with a vulnerable male patient, whom she had falsely accused of sexually assaulting her.

Johanna Lee Lamm, 43, was arrested on October 11 on a felony charge of criminal sexual conduct by a psychotherapist during a session.

If convicted, Lamm could face up to 15 years in prison and a $30,000 fine.

A woman met a young girl online and drove her more than 1,000 miles to South Carolina, where she sexually assaulted the child, according to federal investigators.

When FBI agents showed up at Katrina Aliff’s apartment in Greenville, she was only wearing a tank top and the girl was naked in her bed, according to investigators. Aliff is charged with kidnapping, child sex abuse and sex with a minor under 12.

Investigators said Aliff, 23, and the child met on the online app Amino. When the girl’s father found their conversations, he took away the girl’s phone, according to the FBI. The two continued to talk on a tablet, and Aliff and the girl made plans for the woman to pick up the child near her home in South Saint Paul, Minnesota, and take her back to South Carolina.
Aliff drove more than 1,000 miles and picked the girl up at about 2 a.m. Sept. 7 and the two drove back to Greenville, according to court filings.

As they left South Saint Paul, the FBI said, Aliff tried to destroy her phone by putting it in a cup of coffee so police could not track her location.

When the phone was still working, the girl ”in an effort to assist with the destruction of the cellular telephone stabbed the telephone multiple times with a knife. Upon completion, the cellular telephone was placed back into coffee where it became non-functional.”

Once back at Aliff’s apartment in Greenville, she sexually assaulted the young girl, officials said. Police showed up at the apartment the day after the kidnapping, found the child and arrested Aliff, according to court filings.

The federal judge ordered a mental health evaluation on Aliff after the arrest. Prosecutors filed an indictment Tuesday, federal court records show.

Federal prison records show Aliff is being held at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York.

McClatchy news group has reached out to Aliff’s attorneys for comment.

The St. Paul Police Department released the body camera footage Tuesday of the fatal officer-involved shooting of 31-year-old Ronald Davis on Sept. 15. The incident began shortly before 6 p.m., when Davis reportedly rear-ended a St. Paul police squad car near the intersection on Thomas Avenue West and North Griggs Street. According to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and St. Paul police, both men exited their vehicles and Davis confronted the officer, identified as Officer Steven Mattson. Davis allegedly ignored repeated commands to drop the knife and at one point during the encounter, Mattson fired his weapon, killing Davis. Mattson, who has been with the police department for less than a year, was uninjured and was wearing a body camera at the time of the shooting. He remains on standard administrative leave.

The BCA is still investigating the deadly shooting. Amid growing pressure for transparency, St. Paul Police Chief Todd Axtell made the decision to release the body camera video—one of the fastest turnarounds of footage in the city’s recent history. Last year, Axtell released body camera video in the officer-involved shooting of Billy Hughes 12 days after it occurred. He made the footage public in an effort to dispel rumors and calm protests. Axtell said last week that he is releasing the video now because part of the BCA’s investigation is complete. The BCA said it has no position regarding police releasing the body camera video. However, once it the video is released, the BCA said its investigators would not be able to ensure the integrity of statements from witnesses who come forward after they have seen the video

A 23-year-old high school health teacher from Wisconsin has been accused of sexually abusing a teenage boy over a period of several months.

Talia Jo Warner from Lake Elmo, Minnesota, faces a multitude of charges some nine months after officials at Somerset High School, near Minneapolis, were first made aware of the allegations.

A Somerset High School health teacher who drove a 15-year-old student from a sporting event to her Minnesota home allegedly to rape him faces seven felonies relating to sexual misconduct that spanned the final three months of 2018, according to a criminal complaint filed in St. Croix County Circuit Court.

Warner’s charged with second-degree sexual assault of a child, use of a computer to facilitate a child sex crime, child enticement, causing a child older than 13 to view sexual activity, two counts of exposing genitals, pubic area or intimate parts to a child and exposing a child to harmful material, according to court records.

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ROGERS, Minnesota — A north metro woman is charged with manslaughter after authorities say she delivered a newborn while extremely intoxicated and the baby died.

A criminal complaint details the allegations against 29-year-old Rianna Marie Cameron of Rogers, who also has two other children under the age of 3.

The case dates back to Dec. 30 of 2018 when squads were dispatched on reports of an infant not breathing. When they arrived at the townhouse on Superior Drive around 8:40 p.m., officers found two unattended children on the first floor, and Cameron and her boyfriend in a bedroom upstairs. Cameron was lying in bed with a newborn girl at her feet, the umbilical cord still attached. The child was blue or purple in color, her eyes were closed and she did not appear to be breathing.

First responders immediately began CPR on the tiny child, and she was transported to a local hospital but did not survive. An autopsy showed she died of complications of acute ethanol intoxication and unsupported delivery. The child’s blood alcohol content was .234.

When officers asked how Cameron was doing, she reportedly told them she’d been “on a bender.” Police say she told them she had consumed about a liter of whiskey while 34 weeks pregnant with the child. They recovered an empty 1.75 liter bottle of Evan Williams whiskey in the kitchen.

Cameron was also taken to the hospital, where her BAC registered .21, nearly three times the legal limit for driving.

Prosecutors say Cameron knew the risks of drinking alcohol while pregnant with her child as she has a lengthy chemical dependency and child protection history. Records show Cameron has been civilly committed for alcohol addiction three times since 2012, and has been in and out of treatment for years. In 2015, she was referred to child protection after a report of prenatal alcohol exposure involving another of her children. Victim C was received by Child Protection.

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A Minnesota woman who was found to have 64 dead cats, 43 live cats, a 400-pound pig and other animals on her property has been sentenced.

Caycee Bregel, 25, who ran an animal rescue nonprofit out of home south of the Twin Cities, pleaded guilty on Friday to 13 counts of animal cruelty.

Bregel was ordered to serve 200 hours of community service, two years of probation and 90 days of electronic home monitoring.