Here’s a copy of the charging document against Joshua Martin.
Martin is charged in the killing of Maplewood police Sgt. Joseph Bergeron. Suffice it to say Martin tells a different story than witnesses.
There is a suggestion, however, of what precipitated the shooting. Martin said Jason Jones, who was killed by police on Saturday afternoon, had a parole violation.
MPR’s Elizabeth Dunbar has filed this report on the charges.
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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