Mille Lacs County Attorney Joseph Walsh and Mille Lacs County Sheriff Don Lorge sought indemnification from the state under the Minnesota state tort claims act regarding a federal lawsuit brought by the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe. The band had asserted in the suit that Walsh and Lorge interfered with and refused to recognize the band’s law-enforcement jurisdiction. (AP file photo: Minnesota Public Radio)
Sheriff and county attorney turned back in jurisdiction squabble
May 17, 2021
A sheriff and county attorney cannot indemnify themselves by claiming law enforcement authority granted by the state, according to a recent decision by the Minnesota Court of Appeals.
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