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Investigation into Pine County police reveals at least 12 guns have gone missing

The missing firearms are just one part of a broader investigation into a rash of misconduct allegations involving 15 employees in the sheriff's department. The sheriff is planning a news conference on Monday to report on a year-long investigation into complaints about excessive force, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and policy violations.
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The missing firearms are just one part of a broader investigation into a rash of misconduct allegations involving 15 employees in the sheriff's department. The sheriff is planning a news conference on Monday to report on a year-long investigation into complaints about excessive force, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and policy violations.

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Pine County's sheriff says his predecessor's failure to safeguard evidence led to the disappearance of a dozen firearms from the department. Meanwhile, an ongoing investigation reportedly involves 15 sheriff's department employees. Citizens and other employees have made allegations about excessive force, sexual harassment, missing property and other issues.

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