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Fargo police say claims officers racially profiled and illegally searched 19 year old are unfounded

Larry Pope, 19, had accused two Fargo officers during a media conference
Larry Pope joins OneFargo organizers in Island Park with racial accusations against police.
Larry Pope joins OneFargo organizers in Island Park with racial accusations against police.(KVLY)
Published: Jul. 15, 2020 at 1:34 PM CDT
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FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) -Fargo police say an allegation accusing two police officers of racially profiling was unfounded.

Investigators reviewed evidence in regards to 19-year-old Larry Pope’s complaint that two officers detained and illegally searched him on June 22 in the parking lot of 3201 20 St S., according to a Facebook post on the Fargo Police Department’s page.

However, Sgt. Shane Aberle of the Office of Professional Standards could not find any evidence outside of Pope’s allegation and recommended the inquiry closed.

Police said Chief David Todd agreed on Wednesday and determined the inquiry unfounded.

Attached is the Fargo Police Department’s investigation and Pope’s original complaint.

Below is FPD’s Facebook post.

𝐅𝐚𝐫𝐠𝐨 𝐏𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐞𝐭𝐞 𝐈𝐧𝐯𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐠𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐨 𝐏𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐌𝐢𝐬𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐭 𝐀𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐠𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 On June 26, Larry Pope filed a complaint with our...

Posted by Fargo Police Department on Wednesday, July 15, 2020

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