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By Jana Peterson
Pine Knot News 

Man walks free because of officer dishonesty


February 15, 2019

"This all could have been prevented if the council and mayor would have terminated Officer Beckman when it was recommended. From that moment on, he was compromised as a witness." ~ Carlton County Attorney Lauri Ketola

The fallout from a former Cloquet Police Department officer's untruths continued last week when an imprisoned man walked free after charges he pleaded guilty to were dismissed in Carlton County District Court Friday.

All charges stemming from a December 2016 case of second-degree assault against Clarence Manuel Lozoya Jr. were dismissed after the Carlton County attorney's office determined that former CPD officer Scott Beckman - who lied under oath on an unrelated search warrant application in February 2016 - was a critical witness in the Lozoya case.

County attorney Lauri Ketola said the d...

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