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A Woodbury police officer is accused of violating constitutional rights during a search of an Oakdale home in November, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court.


According to a complaint filed Dec. 19 in U.S. District Court, Lestter Cruz and Darlene Zemke allege Woodbury police officer Jeff Gottstein illegally removed a computer from their Oakdale home as part of a police investigation.

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Mike Longaecker
Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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