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Two high-ranking officers let go

Two high-ranking Minneapolis police officers were relieved of duty pending the results of a federal investigation, the Star Tribune reported.

Neither Lt. Lee Edwards, who is currently suing the police department because of alleged racial discrimination, nor officer Mike Roberts could be reached for comment.

Roberts allegedly received $200 for giving out information, sources close to the investigation said. It is unclear how Edwards is involved.

The Star Tribune reported that the FBI investigation, which began last summer, is "very serious."

Edwards was removed from his unit last summer after he allegedly drove a squad car when he had been drinking and made inappropriate comments to colleagues. Sources say that the FBI investigation may have played a role in the removal.

The investigation involves an incident last August when Roberts was given at total of $200 on two seperate occasions for assissting a robbery victim. Police guidlines dictate that officers should not accept money offered to them for their help.