Charges dropped against State Trooper Ryan Londregan in the shooting death of Ricky Cobb II – EVOL

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Hennepin County Attorney Mary Moriarty announced Sunday that due to new evidence, the state would be unable to prove “beyond a reasonable doubt that deadly force was not justified.”

Hennepin County Attorney Mary Moriarty announced Sunday she will drop charges against state trooper Ryan Londregan in the death of Ricky Cobb II. Cobb was killed during a traffic stop in Minneapolis last year.

In a court hearing last month, Londregan pleaded not guilty to murder, manslaughter and assault charges. He also asked for a speedy trial in the case.

Moriarty said new evidence would make it impossible to prove unauthorized use of force.

“Specifically, in an open court hearing on April 29, 2024, the defense revealed the substance of Mr. Londregan’s prospective testimony, claiming he saw Ricky Cobb II reach for the trooper’s firearm shortly before Londregan fired the shots that killed Mr. Cobb,” the county attorney’s office said in a statement.

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