In Minnesota, the Democratic Farmer Labor Party (DFL) just gave their Attorney General candidate, Keith Ellison, a pass on abuse allegations. In a report produced by Susan Ellingstad, a Minneapolis attorney it was said that no allegations could be substantiated. In one move in their favor, the DFL has referred the report on to law enforcement for follow-up. With all the 911 calls, police reports, and photographs that have been revealed, it is a strange finding. Here is what is known to date.
As Written and Reported by Stephen Montemayor for the Star Tribune:
The Minnesota DFL says it will forward an internal report on a domestic abuse claim against Keith Ellison, the Democratic candidate for attorney general, to local law enforcement for further investigation, after an investigator hired by the party found the claim could not be substantiated.
The decision promises to keep alive lingering allegations against the DFL candidate for attorney general, who has denied that he tried to drag a former girlfriend, Karen Monahan, off a bed during a fight in 2016.
“For the purpose of objectivity and getting all of the facts regarding these allegations, we have decided to forward the information in the investigation to local authorities in order to let them review the contents and determine whether further investigation is warranted,” read a statement released Monday afternoon by Ken Martin, the chairman of the DFL.
The party declined to release the report produced by Susan Ellingstad, a Minneapolis attorney it hired to conduct the investigation. Martin through a party spokesman declined a follow-up interview request, and Ellingstad did not return a call seeking comment.
Minneapolis City Attorney Susan Segal said she received an e-mail late Monday afternoon from the firm tasked with carrying out the….
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