Citing conflicts of interest in city government the Minneapolis Police Department is seeking an outside agency to investigate the domestic abuse claims against Rep Keith Ellison D-MN.
The Democratic Farmers Labor Party has been seeking a full investigation into domestic abuse charges brought against Ellison who is the Deputy Director of the DNC and the Democratic nominee for Attorney General in Minnesota.
A former girlfriend, Karen Monahan has accused Ellison of domestic abuse stemming from an incident in Ellison’s home in 2016.
A report that was commissioned by the DFL and led by a city prosecutor and investigator determined that there was insufficient evidence to proceed as Monahan would not turn over a video of the incident she claims to possess.
Ellison’s son, Jerimiah, is on the Minneapolis City Council and therefore citing a conflict of interest the Minneapolis Police Department is turning the investigation over to an outside agency yet to be named.
The Dakota County City Attorney has aid they will not review any further information regarding the incident until there is a report by an outside law enforcement agency.