Mankato police chief’s license suspended for training errors

(AP) – Mankato’s police chief will have his peace officer license suspended for five days.

Todd Miller signed an agreement with the Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training following its investigation into his department’s training and documenting of a dozen new part-time officers.

The Free Press reports Miller can remain Mankato’s public safety director during the suspension.

But for those five days he will not be able to perform actions that require a license.

The board found the 12 new officers were not trained in police pursuit or emergency vehicle operations before taking their licensing exams.

But the settlement says “it is undisputed” that the officers got that training before operating an emergency vehicle.

Miller tells the Star Tribune the document proves his department’s mistakes were “clerical, process or timing issues.”

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