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By Jana Peterson
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Courts dismiss more cases involving former police officer


March 8, 2019

The Carlton County Attorney’s office recently dismissed seven more criminal cases involving former Cloquet police officer Scott Beckman.

The court actions bring the total number of cases dismissed because of Beckman to 26, including 18 that were dismissed pre-conviction last year, one Feb. 8 dismissal that resulted in a man imprisoned for second-degree assault being set free and now seven more post-conviction dismissals (along with four criminal cases in which no charges were ever filed).

All of the cases were dismissed as a consequence of dishonest behavior by Beckman, who was disciplin...

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