False sex trafficking charges ravaged the lives of two dozen people. But the St. Paul officer they sued for violating their constitutional rights is still on the force. An officer's participation in a federal task force has "become blanket immunity for anything they do," said the attorney of one.
St. Paul police data shows a 40% rise in car thefts this year compared to last, and KIA vehicles are among the hardest hit. Compared to this time last year, thefts of KIA vehicles have increased nine-fold — from 24 stolen to 248.
They were teachers, students, veterinary technicians and mechanics. They were sons and daughters, fathers and mothers, siblings, colleagues and friends. In the memory of the lives they lived, here are their stories.