As reported on the City of Golden Valley’s Website on November 30, 2022, the City of Golden Valley publicly released the findings of an independent investigation of alleged police misconduct conducted by Greene Espel. The City hired a Greene Espel team led by Surya Saxena to begin an investigation in March 2022 and released three Greene Espel investigative reports summarizing the scope and findings of the investigation.
The firm investigated misconduct allegations involving eight officers and concluded that there were violations of the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act. The City terminated one of the officers for data breaches and for making racially biased and offensive statements that violated the Police Department’s Professional Conduct Policy and the City’s Respectful Workplace Policy.
Greene Espel was honored to investigate these important matters on behalf of the City of Golden Valley.
To read the City of Golden Valley's full statement on the investigation, visit: City of Golden Valley Police Department.