A former Minneapolis police officer who is now with the St. Paul police is being accused for the second time of using excessive force, according to the Pioneer Press.
Sgt. Paul Cottingham was involved in brutality cases in 1990 that cost Minneapolis $500,000. Cottingham was fired in 1995 for two incidences which news articles from the time say were unrelated to the brutality cases, according to the Pioneer Press.
Cottingham and officer Craig Rhode are being sued for allegedly using excessive force by a Twin Cities man who spent 3 days in the intensive care unit at Regions Hospital after Cottingham and Rhodes arrested him in 2012, according to the Star Tribune.