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Friday, October 16, 2009

[MN] Officer Ficken fired after breaking into his ex-girlfriend's residence

...A Prior Lake police officer who is charged with misconduct and three misdemeanor crimes after a dispute with his former girlfriend has been fired from his job...

From previous post:

[MN] Officer Ficken wasn't done moving out of his ex's, finds a new man there, & now faces 4 charges - [Prior Lake police officer Michael Alan] Ficken, 35, was charged with misconduct of a police officer, fifth-degree assault (causing fear), disorderly conduct and damage to property... When Ficken arrived at the woman’s home in his squad car, he saw a vehicle he did not recognize and allegedly did a computer check on the license plate... he then entered the home and demanded to be let into the bedroom, which was locked. When the victim refused, he allegedly broke through the door... Ficken was in uniform and was wearing his gun and Taser...

Star Tribune
Mary Lynn Smith
October 15, 2009 - 11:52 PM
A Prior Lake police officer who is charged with misconduct and three misdemeanor crimes after a dispute with his former girlfriend has been fired from his job. Michael Ficken, who joined the department in 2003, was fired Sept. 21 after an internal investigation was completed. City officials say Ficken has filed a grievance through his union, restricting them from commenting on any disciplinary action until his appeal has run its course. Ficken was charged in Scott County District Court with one count each of misconduct by a public officer, which is a gross misdemeanor, as well as misdemeanor disorderly conduct, damage to property and fifth-degree assault... [Full article here]
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    Star Tribune
    March 2, 2010

    A former Prior Lake police officer who was charged with breaking down his ex-girlfriend's bedroom door while on duty last year will spend 30 days in jail.

    Michael Alan Ficken, 34, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Scott County District Court to one count each of disorderly conduct and damage to property, both misdemeanors, in connection with the June 10 incident at his former girlfriend's Prior Lake home.

    According to charges, the woman had asked Ficken to move out of her home about a month before the incident, but he still had a key.

    He drove there June 10, noticed a car he did not recognize and ran the license plate before entering the home. When the woman refused to open the locked bedroom door, he broke in and yelled at her and a man with her. He was in uniform and armed.

    As part of the plea, prosecutors dropped charges of misconduct of a public officer, a gross misdemeanor, and fifth-degree assault, a misdemeanor.

    Judge Richard Perkins sentenced Ficken to 30 days in jail, 30 days of electronic home monitoring and a year of probation. Perkins also ordered him to pay restitution of $430.49 and submit to a psychological evaluation.

    The Dakota County attorney's office handled the case to avoid a conflict of interest.

    Ficken, who had been with the department since 2003, was fired Sept. 21 following an internal investigation.


  2. Yet he still continues to get hired onto other law enforcement agencies. He also met his wife at a call, in which she called for help during a domestic dispute. He currently works at McKenzie County Sheriffs office in North Dakota.


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