Hennepin County Attorney Mary Moriarty drops charges against Trooper Londregan – EVOL

A large crowd of supporters gathered in the Hennepin County Government Center in April ahead of Trooper Londregan’s appearance in court. (Alpha News) Share This Story

Hennepin County Attorney Mary Moriarty announced Sunday night that she is dropping the criminal charges her office filed against Minnesota Trooper Ryan Londregan in the death of Ricky Cobb II.

“The question of whether we can prove a case at trial is different than clearing a person of any wrongdoing. There are so many points at which Mr. Londregan could have handled the situation differently, and if he had, Ricky Cobb might still be alive,” Moriarty said in a press release.

“But that is not the question before us as prosecutors; the only question is whether we can still prove beyond a reasonable doubt that a crime occurred given this new evidence. The answer to that question is no, and I would violate my ethical duties if I nonetheless continued with the case.”

In January, Moriarty brought three felony charges against Trooper Londregan, including second-degree unintentional murder. The charges were connected to a July 2023 incident where Londregan fatally shot Cobb after he began to flee in his vehicle during a traffic stop, briefly dragging



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