Duluth Police Officer Charged with Domestic Assault

A Duluth police officer has been charged with domestic assault. 

37-year-old Todd Kuusisto was charged with 5th Degree Domestic Assault. 

The charges stem from an incident on Sunday morning outside of Duluth city limits. 

The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call on reports of an erratic driver near Highway 35 and Midway Road around 12:30 Sunday morning.  

While investigating the report, a deputy was flagged down by a woman standing on the side of the road.  The woman appeared to have injuries from a domestic violence incident.

The St Louis County Sheriff’s Office notified the Duluth Police Department of the incident and said they had probable cause to arrest Kuusisto for domestic assault. 

Kuusisto was arrested on Sunday at the Public Safety Building in Duluth. 

His police powers have been revoked and he has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. 

The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident. 

Kuusisto has been with the Duluth Police Department since 2004. 

He is expected to be in court on December 3.

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