The 23-year-old man who was questioned about his immigration status while riding the light rail is no longer facing criminal charges.
He was charged with three misdemeanors over the incident, the ACLU said – fare evasion, obstructing the duties of an officer and providing a false name. But he's not facing them anymore.
A spokesperson for the City of Minneapolis confirmed to GoMN charges against Vences-Lopez have been dropped. The reason was "prosecutorial discretion," the city attorney's office said.
The Star Tribune first reported the news from Vences-Lopez's attorneys.
The officer in the video left his part-time job with Metro Transit, the Pioneer Press reported. He still works for New Hope PD.