The commander of the interim Metro Gang Strike Force, Chris Omodt, has been recalled from the position by his home department.
Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek will hold a news conference today to announce that Omodt, a captain in his department, will return to the Hennepin Sheriff's Office.
A news release Thursday gave no explanation for the move but said Stanek will "describe his decision to recall Capt. Omodt" at the news conference.
In May, a state Legislative Auditor's report sharply criticized the way the anti-gang unit operated before Omodt became commander on Jan. 20. He "was not a member" of the Strike Force "when the mismanagement took place," the release said.
The Strike Force's operations were suspended indefinitely in June. Both the FBI and a panel appointed by state Public Safety Commissioner Michael Campion are conducting probes of the unit. The Strike Force's advisory board named Omodt commander of a 13-member interim anti-gang unit, which is to begin operations on Saturday.