A. J. Lagoe, KARE 11

A. J. Lagoe


Minneapolis, MN, United States

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Past articles by A.:

KARE 11 Investigates: Minnesota BCA completes investigation of jail medical neglect death

Nearly four years after Hardel Sherrell’s death in Beltrami County Jail, a state criminal investigation has been presented to prosecutors. → Read More

KARE 11 Investigates: Message from the grave leads family to fulfill loved one’s final wish

Bruce Lundmark's note saying “If I die, sue the (expletive) out of the Beltrami jail" has prompted his family to sue the jail as well as MEND correctional care. → Read More

KARE 11 Investigates: Tampered Evidence

Watching TV behind bars, a man uses a KARE 11 investigation about a crooked cop to help clear his name. → Read More

KARE 11 Investigates: State senate takes up effort to eliminate gap cases

Citing a public safety crisis, state lawmakers pledge more reforms to close gaps exposed in a KARE 11 investigation that revealed rapes, murders and assaults. → Read More

KARE 11 Investigates: Closing a loophole that allows mentally incompetent defendants to buy guns

Reform plan to close a legal gap KARE 11 exposed that allowed the accused Buffalo Allina clinic mass shooter to legally buy a gun despite prior violent threats. → Read More

'Let’s get rid of them,' Hennepin Co. Sheriff said of officers who break the law

In a podcast recorded days before his DWI crash, Sheriff Hutchinson said officers who break the law need to go. → Read More

Airing of grievances – St. Paul celebrates Festivus

Looking for a place to air your grievances? Lowertown Arts District in St. Paul is celebrating Festivus. → Read More

KARE 11 Investigates: $1.1 million settlement in police car overbilling lawsuit

A settlement is reached in a whistleblower lawsuit claiming MN failed to recover all the money owed after multi-year scheme to overcharge on police squad cars. → Read More

KARE 11 Investigates: Illegal shackling of pregnant inmate prompts policy changes

The same day a KARE 11 investigation revealed a woman was illegally shackled while in labor, Hennepin County rushed to rewrite its policy → Read More

KARE 11 Investigates: Nurses union calls on jails to cut ties with controversial care provider

Rally protests lack of action taken against doctor at center of a KARE 11 Investigation into needless inmate deaths; MNA says counties should cut ties with him → Read More

KARE 11 Investigates: An accused sexual predator, a decade of safety net failures

Part 5 – “The Gap: Failure to Treat, Failure to Protect” – Too mentally ill to be tried for rape, DHS and the courts said he’s safe to live on the streets → Read More

KARE 11 Investigates: Accused sexual predator arrested after KARE 11 report

Officials lost track of a severely mentally ill man charged in two sex assaults; he was arrested two hours after KARE 11 reported finding him on the streets. → Read More

KARE 11 Investigates: Lawmakers demand answers after massive failures led to a murder

GOP members ‘deeply troubled’ by KARE 11's investigation about a dangerous and mentally ill man who walked free and untreated before shooting an innocent bus rider. → Read More

KARE 11 Investigates: Mentally Ill, known to be dangerous, discharged anyway

Part 2 of “The Gap: failure to treat, failure to protect” reveals dangerous holes in Minnesota’s mental health system cost Abigail Simpson her life. → Read More

KARE 11 Investigates: Race increasingly listed as 'unknown' in MPD Use of Force reports

A KARE 11 Investigation reveals skyrocketing incidents where MPD claims not to know the race of people they use force against – even when it appears obvious. → Read More

KARE 11 Investigates: Prone Restraint banned in MN jails and prisons

The police technique blamed for the death of George Floyd is to be banned in MN jails and prisons under new corrections reform law. → Read More

KARE 11 Investigates: George Floyd’s death sparks mandated prone restraint training for MPD officers

Months after George Floyd’s death, the Minneapolis Police Department required new training for all officers on the dangers of prone restraint asphyxiation. → Read More

KARE 11 Investigates: Key question – Why did Chauvin stay on Floyd?

Even if using a knee to control a suspect is justified, the jury in Derek Chauvin’s murder trial may still ask why George Floyd was held down after he passed out. → Read More

KARE 11 Investigates: Floyd’s ability to talk did not mean he could breathe

Medical experts say police officers often don’t understand what’s happening when a suspect says “I can’t breathe.” → Read More

Families rally for justice outside jail at center of inmate death scandal

Calling for justice for their loved ones, families held a prayerful protest outside Beltrami County Jail. → Read More