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Fired cop loses federal lawsuit

Former Cloquet detective Scott Holman now plans to file lawsuit in state court, his attorney says

A federal judge last week dismissed the remaining claims in a $4 million civil lawsuit filed by a former Cloquet detective, but left open the door for continued action in state court.

Scott Holman, a detective and K-9 officer who had worked for the Cloquet Police Department for 22 years, was fired by the city council in June 2019. Holman’s complaint claimed that the detective’s termination was the result of a Brady policy created by the Carlton County Attorney’s Office for “sanctioning” police officers without due process.

The term “Brady” refers to a 1963 Supreme Court Case that requires pros...

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