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U.S. Attorney's Office explains what the North Star Fugitive Task Force is all about

U.S. Attorney's Office explains what the North Star Fugitive Task Force is all about Photo: U.S. Dept. of Justice.

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Created: June 05, 2021 12:59 PM

(ABC 6 News) -- What is the North Star Fugitive Task Force? The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Minnesota sent out information on Saturday to spread awareness to the public on what this agency is all about.  

They say the North Star Fugitive Task Force (the “Task Force”) is a U.S. Marshals-led Task Force, established in accordance with federal law, that locates and apprehends fugitives in the District of Minnesota. 

Members of the Task Force are local, state, and federal law enforcement who work together to arrest the state’s most violent fugitives. The Task Force adopts warrants issued by state and local courts for pending criminal charges, probation violations, or failures to comply with court-ordered conditions.

Task Force officers or TFOs are state and local law enforcement officers who have been deputized by the U.S. Marshals Service. While on a task force, these officers can exercise U.S. Marshals’ authorities, such as being able to cross jurisdictional lines to apprehend violent fugitives. Nationally, these critical partnerships result in the arrest of nearly 100,000 violent fugitives each year.

In October 2020, the U.S. Department of Justice issued a Body-Worn Camera (BWC) policy to permit TFOs to utilize body-worn cameras on federal task forces. In February 2021, the U.S. Marshals Service began to phase in this policy, which continues to be implemented in the District of Minnesota.

Authorities say the MN BCA is leading the investigation into the officer-involved shooting incident that occurred on June 3, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 


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