This is a joint press release from the Buffalo Ridge Drug Task Force, Worthington Police Department, and the Nobles County Attorney’s Office.
The July 28, 2016 video released by ACLU is one piece of evidence in a pending criminal case. Release and discussion of evidence in pending criminal cases is limited by the data practices law and criminal court procedural rules. The video, viewed in a vacuum, shows only a short segment of the incident that is the basis of the criminal charges.
The charges in this case include two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon (a motor vehicle), one count of fleeing an officer in a motor vehicle, possession of a small amount of marijuana, and driving after revocation. Further details available to the public are included in the criminal complaint in this case, which is Nobles County Court File 53-CR-16-683.
Because the case is now awaiting a jury trial date, the Buffalo Ridge Drug Task Force, Worthington Police Department, and the Nobles County Attorney’s office feel it is inappropriate to comment further.
Our agencies ask that the media and the public remain patient as the criminal case progresses accordingly.
BRDTF Commander Nate Grimmius
Worthington Chief of Police Troy Appel
Nobles County Attorney Kathleen A. Kusz