Minneapolis Police Officer Arrested on Suspicion of Criminal Sexual Conduct

David Edward Campbell Photo: Bloomington police
David Edward Campbell

September 11, 2017 02:57 PM

A Minneapolis police officer was arrested Friday and is being held on probable cause criminal sexual conduct charges, sources tell KSTP.

The Bloomington Police Department said in a release it's investigating a report of a sexual assault and arrested 59-year-old David Edward Campbell Friday about 6 p.m. as he left a Bloomington hotel.


Campbell has been a Minneapolis police officer for more than 20 years, sources told KSTP. The sources say the arrest occurred as Campbell left the La Quinta Inn Minneapolis Airport Bloomington at 7815 Nicollet Ave. 

The sources say Campbell's arrest was part of an ongoing investigation into people attempting to solicit sex with minors. 

Minneapolis Police Assistant Chief Mike Kjos said Campbell is on administrative leave, and that he's still employed with the department pending results of the current investigation. 

A source said that Campbell has worked as part of the department's special investigations unit. He also has patrolled the predominantly Native American campus of Little Earth.

Another source said Campbell has lived off-and-on at the Bloomington hotel the past few months with his family. 

Charges are expected Monday, a source said.

*Editor's Note: KSTP previously reported Campbell is part of the Twin Cities Safe Streets Violent Gang Task Force, however, he is not. The story has been updated to reflect this.


Beth McDonough

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