Minneapolis Police Officer Indicted for Off-Duty Assaults
A Minneapolis police officer is accused of assaulting several people while off-duty and filing false reports on the cases.
An indictment Wednesday accuses 40-year-old Michael Lewis Griffin in cases dating to 2010 and 2011.
In one case, prosecutors say Griffin showed his badge outside a downtown nightclub to a person arguing with his friend, and later punched the person until he was unconscious. The indictment says Griffin then told police to arrest the man and filed a report saying he had been attacked.
The indictment accuses Griffin of assaulting another man in 2011 and then filing a report that led to the man being charged with obstruction.