Police officer accused of slur against Rep. Kieth Ellison (DFL-Minn)
The Star Tribune reported that a Minneapolis police lieutenant allegedly referred to U.S. Congressman Kieth Ellison as a terrorist, ironically during a police ethics training class on Tuesday.
Lt. Bob Kroll, an 18-year veteran of the Minneapolis police force and vice president of the police federation, now faces an internal investigation regarding his comments.
Police Chief Tim Dolan sent out an e-mail condmning Kroll's comments and publically apologized to Ellison. In the e-mail, Dolan said that classmates contested Kroll's comment.
WCCO Channel 4 news also reported on the story. In the report Mayor R.T. Rybak calls the alleged comment "shocking ignorant and incredibly reprehensible."
Despite all of the accusations, Kroll maintains his innocence. WCCO reported that Kroll insisted the description of his comments was "extremely inaccurate."