The Metro Gang Strike Force is dead and buried, a victim of his own corruption, ineptitude and general flouting of constitutional rights
. But it seems we can't rid ourselves of its stench. Lawyers for the unit have tried putting pressure on the Minnesota Legislative Reference
Library to pull a published state report on the defunct from its Web
. And now, Minnesota Law & Politics plays the whole sorry episode for laughs on its November cover.
The cover shot is clearly a play on Comedy Central's "Reno 911," and sets up the magazine's year-end wrap of notable lawsuits. Inside, the magazine reviews Dagoberto Rodriguez Cardona v. City of Minneapolis and the Metro Gang Strike Force
, the lawsuit that later made possible a class action civil rights suit against the unit.
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"The average cost of recovering an impounded car in Minneapolis is $158," the magazine says. "Imagine Dagoberto Rodriguez Cardona's surprise when an additional $4,500 was taken from him."