Minneapolis Police Officer Faces 6 Felony Charges

September 13, 2017 02:20 PM

A Minneapolis police officer has been charged with six felonies in connection to sexually abusing a 16-year-old in Twin Cities hotel rooms and during ride-alongs, according to Hennepin County District Court records.

The charges include three counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct, two counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct and one count of terroristic threats.


Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo said in a statement that Campbell was placed on unpaid leave Monday.  Arradondo said he will continue to review the charges and information that comes from the investigation.

"Let it be known that the allegations, if found to be true, would violate the very values and ethics that the MPD stands for," the statement said.

According to a criminal complaint, a detective with the Bloomington Police Department was assigned a criminal sexual conduct case involving a 16-year-old girl. The detective was informed by a school social worker that the victim had been sexually abused by Campbell. The complaint said the victim was known to Campbell.

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In February, Campbell purchased the victim underwear and asked her to take photographs of her wearing it. After the photos were taken, Campbell told her he stored them on a safe app in his phone.

The complaint also says that Campbell exposed himself to the victim in a Roseville hotel room.

The victim also said Campbell would take her on ride-alongs when he worked. The victim said Campbell touched her inappropriately in his squad cars during multiple ride-alongs.

Campbell told the victim during one ride-along that he would shoot her in the head if she got him it trouble.

Bloomington police arrested Minneapolis officer David Campbell at a hotel on the 7800 block of Nicollet Avenue about 6 p.m. Friday night.

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Campbell has been with the Minneapolis Police Department for more than 20 years, primarily working street crimes. He also did off-duty patrol work at the Little Earth urban housing complex for at least 12 years, according to people who live there.

Sources tell KSTP Campbell was temporarily living at the hotel where he was arrested, as well as at other nearby hotels.    

Campbell has one open internal affairs complaint against him with the Minneapolis Police Department. He has 20 more dating to 1993 that have been resolved, according to the website Communities United Against Police Brutality, which tracks formal complaints against police officers.


Ben Rodgers

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