Indictment Against Rochester State Trooper Dismissed
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A judge has dismissed an indictment against a Minnesota state trooper who was charged with manslaughter for a deadly crash.
Trooper Scott Reps, a 28-year veteran of the State Patrol, was going nearly 100 mph toward a motorcycle-deer collision that injured a driver in Cannon Falls on July 4, 2014, before his squad car broadsided a car that failed to yield as it pulled out of a McDonald's parking lot. A couple in the car died instantly and Reps was seriously injured.
The Star Tribune reports a judge dismissed the indictment Thursday. He ruled Reps' rights were violated when he was coerced into giving a statement on threat of termination, which was later used against him. And he says other pertinent information was not presented to the grand jury.