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Police officer fired for falsifying search warrant will get job back

Joe Augustine
Updated: March 16, 2020 10:20 PM
Created: March 16, 2020 08:46 PM

A police officer who was fired for allegedly falsifying a search warrant during a drug investigation and lying under oath is getting his job back.

An arbitrator ruled late last week that Officer Travis Serafin should return to the Eden Prairie Police Department without losing any seniority. 

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Serafin, who will not receive any back pay for the time he missed, was fired in November 2018 after the department determined he could no longer be trusted in court.


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More than 30 cases were ultimately thrown out after a judge raised questions about a warrant that Serafin had altered as part of a drug case.

Serafin was investigated for perjury but never charged. His union challenged the termination and an arbitrator determined Serafin made an honest mistake and that his credibility should not be challenged given his experience.

Check 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS for updates as this story develops.


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