Washington, D.C. - Today, Hennepin County Attorney Mary Moriarty announced that she will be dropping all charges against State Trooper Ryan Londregan. Congresswoman Michelle Fischbach (MN-07), Majority Whip Tom Emmer (MN-06), Congressman Pete Stauber (MN-08), and Congressman Brad Finstad (MN-01) released the following statement after the announcement:

"It was clear months ago that Ms. Moriarty was abusing her position to wrongfully charge Trooper Londregan. When she refused to listen to the facts of the case and the law, we asked Governor Walz to step in and remove the case from her jurisdiction. Finally, after many months of unnecessary strife, Ms. Moriarty has come to the same conclusion that the experts did: that Trooper Londregan was completely justified in his use of force to protect his partner’s life. 

“We still share the same concerns we expressed to the Governor as well as the House Judiciary Committee about Ms. Moriarty’s active work to demonize law enforcement. We are committed to doing everything we can to protect our brave officers from corrupted officials like her.”

Background: In March, the Minnesota Republican delegation sent a letter to Governor Walz expressing outrage at the prosecution of Trooper Londregan and the continued attack on law enforcement. The letter also informed him that the delegation would be requesting an investigation by the House Judiciary Committee, which was sent shortly thereafter.