A look back at the crime and police happenings in 2012.
Officer Involved Shooting
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Friday, December 14, 2012
One of the most read stories of 2012.
Richfield Patch covered a lot of different stories, topics and events throughout 2012, but there were a few that stood out as the most interesting, important or possibly infamous to our readers. The following is the No. 6 story of the year. *** After responding to a report of an emotionally disturbed man and a possible hostage situation on the morning of Oct. 5, Richfield police shot and killed Jeffery Michael O'Connor. O'Connor, 25, was reportedly wielding a knife when he was shot and killed. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner stated he died of multiple gunshot wounds. The Hennepin County Attorney is still investigating the incident and the case will be taken to a grand jury to determine whether or not to charge the shooting officer. …
Monday, October 8, 2012
Jeffery Michael O'Connor was shot and killed by Richfield Police Friday morning.
After a 25-year-old Richfield man was shot and killed by police Friday, Richfield Police Chief Todd Sandell released the following statement during a press conference Monday afternoon: On October 5, 2012 at 8:53 a.m., Richfield Police officers responded to a domestic disturbance involving a man with a knife at a house in the 6600 block of Park Avenue. Upon arriving at the scene, officers encountered an adult male, later identified as Jeffrey Michael O'Connor. During this encounter, O'Connor was shot by police. He was pronounced dead at the scene. No one else was injured during the encounter. The officers involved in this incident are as follows: All three officers have been placed on paid administrative leave which is standard procedure …
Friday, October 5, 2012
Police responded to a report of an emotionally disturbed man just after 9 a.m. Friday.
A Richfield police officer shot and killed a man who was allegedly wielding a knife Friday morning. As previously reported by Patch, Richfield Police were called to a home on the 6600 block of Park Avenue just after 9 a.m. on a report of an emotionally disturbed man and a possible hostage situation. Investigators confirmed Friday afternoon an officer shot and killed a man during the incident. The shooting happened inside the home, according to a Hennepin County Sheriff's Office press release. According to CBSMinnesota.com, Maj. Kip Carver of the Hennepin County sheriff’s office would not give details of what happened, or to answer reporters’ questions, but called the case “a very active investigation.” Carver also said the officer, who has…
Kare 11 is reporting police responded to a report of an emotionally disturbed man and a possible hostage situation just after 9 a.m. Friday.
Richfield Police are currenly investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred Friday morning. According to Kare11, police were called to a home on the 6600 block of Park Avenue just after 9 a.m. on a report of an emotionally disturbed man and a possible hostage situation. An officer did discharge his or her weapon and authorities are now investigating. According to the Police Clips Facebook page, police have not confirmed whether the shooting was deadly. Police Clips also reported the Bloomington Police Department is handling calls for Richfield, however, Patch has not been able to independently confirm that. A police chaplain has recently arrived on the scene, according to Fox Twin Cities. There are no more details available at …