Crime fighters gone rogue

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    Crime fighters gone rogue

    The Gang Strike Force racked up many victories; then stardom turned to ashes. Updated Mar. 23, 2011

  • In 2009, the Metro Gang Strike Force was shut down amid state and federal investigations. It was Minnesota's worst law enforcement meltdown in decades. The Star Tribune broke the first stories about the unit's troubles and the newspaper's dogged reporting ultimately showed what led to its demise.

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  • Gang Strike Force seizures criticized

    Article By: RANDY FURST , Star Tribune Publish June 11, 2009 2:00 AM / Update March 23, 2011 2:01 PM

    The state's Legislative Auditor raised new questions about how the Metro Gang Strike Force disposed of vehicles that it seized during its investigations - and recommended further "evaluation."

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