Southern Minnesota police chief fired

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Nov 6, 2013 at 6:46 am

BROWNSDALE, Minn. (AP) — A southern Minnesota police chief has lost his job after being charged with felony sexual misconduct.

The Brownsdale City Council voted unanimously Monday night to fire Chief Jason Mindrup.

The 42-year-old, of Waltham, was charged with two felony counts of criminal sexual conduct last week but hasn't yet entered a plea.

According to a Mower County criminal complaint, a woman accused Mindrup of sexually assaulting her after leaving a Waltham bar on Aug. 31. Mindrup denied those accusations. Court files say he told investigators the woman asked to go to his house, but he instead drove her back to the bar where she had left her phone and purse.

Mindrup had been on paid, administrative leave since early September.

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