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Former police officer charged

In Mankato, Minn., a former police officer must pay a $200 fine and be on probation for a year after pleading guilty to faking the arrest of an 18-year-old woman (The Star Tribune).

Steven Patrick Boyle, who had worked part time for the police department serving Amboy and Vernon Center, resigned in August after the July incident (Pioneer Press).

Authorities say Boyle, told the 18-year-old woman she would be released if she flashed her breasts. He was in uniform and driving a squad car at the time.

Assistant Blue Earth County attorney Chris Rovney says Boyle was sentenced for just a misdemeanor crime.
Rovney says it will be difficult for the 23-year-old to be hired as a police officer again (The Star Tribune).