Two MPD officers on leave after allegedly firing shots in Kingfield

Two Minneapolis Police officers are on paid administrative leave after allegedly firing shots May 28 outside a party they attended when off duty in Kingfield.  

A neighborhood resident called 911 that night to report a loud party, according to a statement from Police Department spokesman Sgt. William Palmer. When on-duty officers arrived, they found that two off-duty officers had attended the party.

The off-duty officers allegedly fired their weapons when leaving the party, prior to the arrival of on-duty police, the statement said.

The two officers were placed on paid administrative leave and criminal and Internal Affairs investigations are underway. Names have not been released and details of the incident are limited at this time, Palmer said.

“We’re taking this very seriously and working with the community to resolve the issue,” he said.