Rochester police officers won’t face criminal charges following an investigation into the death of a Rochester man who struggled with officers during an arrest.
Albert Thomas Dashow, 39, died in an apparent struggle with police March 27.
According to other media reports, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has completed its investigation of the incident. The Winona County Attorney’s office, after reviewing that report, won’t pursue charges against officers involved in the incident.
The incident stems from an attempted arrest following a traffic stop the evening of March 27 in the parking lot of Cub Foods, 1021 15th Ave. SE. Dashow was stopped for erratic driving, according to the state Department of Public Safety.
After the initial stop, Dashow drove away before completion of the traffic stop, but was stopped again a short distance later, police said.
As the officer attempted to arrest Dashow, a physical struggle ensued. Once in custody, he became unresponsive. Life-saving efforts were unsuccessful.
Rochester Police Chief Jim Franklin said shortly after the incident that a preliminary investigation had found that no weapons were used by police.
Calls to the BCA and the Winona County Attorney’s office were not returned Saturday or Sunday.