VIDEO: Northern Minnesota mayor arrested following expletive-filled rant against police

VIDEO: Northern Minnesota mayor arrested following expletive-filled rant against police
Image: Nisswa Police Department

[Ed. – ‘Do you know who I am? I’m the mayor of this f*cking town.’ Right, and now you’re under arrest for disorderly conduct and obstructing the legal process while officers were conducting a traffic stop.]

Police body camera footage shows Nisswa Mayor Fred Heidmann in a profanity-laced tirade against two police officers conducting a traffic stop of a third party Saturday, Aug. 29, in Nisswa.

“You guys are just as bad as the cops in Minneapolis,” and “I’m the mayor of this (expletive) town” were among the statements Heidmann made to the officers in provided footage.

After refusing officers’ warnings to move to a safer area, Heidmann was arrested under probable cause for disorderly conduct and obstructing the legal process while officers were conducting a traffic stop near his business on Highway 371 and Skillman Street, south of Nisswa. In a written statement, Heidmann said he planned to fight any charges resulting from the incident because he had a right to free speech and the traffic stop was over when the confrontation occurred.

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