ST. PAUL—A multimillion-dollar settlement—the largest involving police misconduct in St. Paul's history—has been reached between the city and a man who was bitten and kicked by police forces last summer, according to an attorney involved in the case. Attorneys for Frank Arnal Baker said Monday, March 27, that they have a verbal agreement with the city for $2 million for the case. The agreement, they noted, has yet to be signed by all parties.
ST. PAUL — When her freezer at Regions Hospital in St. Paul gets full, Ellen Johnson gets, in her words, "frantic." It's full of sexual assault evidence-collection kits that nobody wants. "I have kits that are three years old. To tell you the truth, if my refrigerator has room, I'll keep it longer," Johnson said. By Minnesota law, sexual assault survivors don't have to decide whether they want to go to police when they arrive at a hospital to be examined. The reasoning: It's hard enough to decide, in those traumatic hours, to even come in for an exam.