July 14, 2022 officer-involved shooting
Redactions made under Minnesota State Statute 13.355, 13.37, 13.43, 13.82, & 18 USC 2721.
22-159398 Incident Detail Report was updated on July 19 and July 20 to include additional data.
Minneapolis Fire Department IDR 22_0028963 was updated on July 20 to include additional data.
Minneapolis Fire Department IDR 22_0028981 was updated on July 20 to include additional data.
911 Call Transcripts 22-159398
911 Call Transcripts 22-159398 document was updated on July 20 to include additional data.
Officers involved in incident
Aaron Pearson MPD Employee Complaint Profile Card updated on July 19 to reflect that Aaron Pearson is not a subject of open investigation 21-08276 as listed previously. Also updated to reflect that Aaron Pearson is a subject of open investigation 21-07519, not listed previously.
Note about Officer complaints and discipline
Employee Complaint Profile Cards are also known as MPD Officer Blue Cards. These are summaries of complaints. These complaints are investigated either solely by the MPD’s Internal Affairs Unit (IAU),or jointly by IAU and the Minneapolis Civil Rights Department through the Office of Police Conduct Review (OPCR). Employee Complaint Profile Cards do not include complaints investigated by the Civilian Review Authority, the predecessor to OPCR, which existed until 2012. These are listed separately.
Limited complaint data is available to the public, under MN Statutes 13.43 Personnel Data. The outcome of the complaint determines how much information about the complaint is available. The number and status of complaints is public and other details are only public if two things are true: there was a final result (meaning the case and any arbitration is closed) AND the final outcome results in discipline.
The range of disciplinary actions can be found in the Minneapolis Police and Procedure Manual.
Officer discipline files are retained for the period required by the City’s retention schedule. For example, Sustained Case Files are retained for seven years after the case is closed. In contrast, Critical Incidents and Serious Force/Injury by Officers are retained permanently.
The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) is conducting the investigation into the officer-involved shooting. Requests for information about that investigation should be made to the BCA.
Body Camera, Street Camera, and Squad Camera Footage
Body worn camera and other video evidence collected in this incident are part of an active investigation by the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. While the investigation and any subsequent prosecution or appeal are active, this data is not available to the public and it will not be posted here.
More details about the classification of body worn camera data and other video involved in an active investigation is available in Minn. Stat. section 13.82, subdivision 7, Minn. Stat. section 13.825, and MN Department of Administration Advisory Opinion 20-004.