And The Burnsville Police Can't Really Tell Me Anything About The Shooting Of Map Kong And The Investigation Almost Two Weeks Later

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

I put a call into the Burnsville police today to see if I could get any information about the investigation into the shooting of Map Kong and the first person I talked with I think thought I was calling in about a shooting - so that took some time - but they said they didn't know about the case and took down my number saying that an officer would give me a call back who would be able to answer some questions. I verified twice with the person I was talking with that this officer would have information on the case/investigation.

About 20 minutes later I got a call back and it's a sergeant, but when I ask if he'll be able to answer any questions he said he probably wouldn't be able to help much with any information and directed me back to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (where I have a call into and am waiting for a callback from their public information officer). When I asked if they should have information on the body cameras he said they may, but if not, the BCA would redirect those questions back to the Burnsville police...

Who don't seem to know much or can offer much.

while I understand not being able to say much during a pending investigation - at the same time you have to have some answers to some questions - or at least a statement on when more information might be getting put out because by tomorrow it will be two weeks since the shooting of Map Kong on March 17th.