“Troopers Identified in Fatal Shooting of Ricky Cobb II on I-94 in Minneapolis”

The three troopers involved in the fatal shooting of Ricky Cobb II during a traffic stop on Interstate 94 in Minneapolis have been identified by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA). The trooper who fired the fatal shot was identified as Ryan Londregan, who has a year-and-a-half of law enforcement experience. Trooper Brett Seide and Trooper Garrett Erickson were also involved in the incident, with Seide suffering minor injuries. The Communities United Against Police Brutality organization is calling for an independent investigation into Cobb’s death. shooting/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>ABC 6 News – kaaltv.com reported

The three troopers involved in the recent fatal shooting of Ricky Cobb II during a traffic stop on Interstate 94 in Minneapolis have been identified by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA). One of the troopers who fired the fatal shot has been named as Ryan Londregan, a law enforcement officer with about a year and a half of experience. Trooper Brett Seide, who suffered minor injuries along with Londregan when Cobb began to drive away, discovered that Cobb was wanted for a felony order-for-protection violation. The BCA stated that before driving away, Seide and Londregan attempted to physically remove Cobb from his vehicle, resulting in Cobb being shot by Londregan. A third trooper, Garrett Erickson, responded to the call but did not use force and was unharmed.

The Communities United Against Police Brutality (CUAPB) organization has called for an independent investigation into Cobb’s death, expressing concerns about the close relationship between the BCA and the Minnesota State Patrol, both divisions of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS). However, a representative from the DPS clarified that the BCA typically investigates incidents involving officer gunfire, emphasizing that the State Patrol and the BCA operate independently.

CUAPB is demanding an independent investigator with no government ties and charges for the troopers involved in the shooting, claiming that excessive and unnecessary force, including deadly force, was used. Body camera footage of the incident was released on Wednesday, and Cobb’s mother, Nyra Fields-Miller, urged the officers involved to take responsibility and seek justice.

The BCA confirmed that a handgun and two cartridge casings were found in Cobb’s vehicle, but no video evidence showed Cobb holding the gun. The gun does not belong to a trooper. Investigators are asking witnesses or anyone with video footage of the incident to come forward.

Governor Tim Walz expressed his condolences to Cobb’s family and assured them that a thorough investigation is already underway..