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Former Defendants Want to Sue MN Police Sergeant for Fabricating Evidence

By May 12, 2017 No Comments

The “convoluted saga” of St. Paul police sergeant Heather Weyker, accused of “exaggerating and possibly even fabricating key details” in a failed child sex trafficking prosecution, had a new episode last week in Minneapolis. Attorneys representing 21 former defendants in the criminal case asked Judge Joan Ericksen “to give the green light to civil lawsuits against Weyker” and others in the department. The plaintiffs argue that not only did Weyker make up evidence, but she also “induced two chief witnesses — the purported victims of the trafficking — to give false testimony with promises of financial help and other assistance.” Weyker’s attorneys call the lawsuit “retaliatory.”