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Hennepin County Attorney receives results of the BCA Ricky Cobb investigation


Still from the squad car recording the attempted arrest that led to Ricky Cobb II's death. (Via the Minnesota Department of Public Safety)

The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has sent the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office the results of its investigation into the death of Ricky Cobb. Hennepin County Attorney Mary Moriarty is now conducting an independent review before making a charging decision.


In the early hours of July 31st, State Patrol Officer Ryan Londregan and two other officers stopped Cobb because his tail lights weren’t on and then, upon learning Cobb was wanted for a no-contact order violation, demanded he exit the car. Cobb asked to speak to his lawyer; the officers attempted to force him out of the car, at which point Londregan shot and killed him.


"For our part, I am committed to ensuring that our office utilizes all resources available to us to conduct a complete and thorough review, and reaches a decision as quickly as possible, Hennepin County Attorney Mary Moriarty wrote in a statement.

During the investigation, the BCA noted that not all state troopers cooperated in the investigation.

“These are individuals who are not the subject of the investigation but may have relevant information,” said Moriarty. “We are disappointed by this lack of cooperation, as the family, the community, and the troopers involved in this incident all deserve answers. For our part, I am committed to ensuring that our office utilizes all resources available to us to conduct a complete and thorough review, and reaches a decision as quickly as possible.”

Moriarty said her office has already identified a use-of-force expert to take part in its independent review.

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