Ex police chief denied new trial; Time limit to apply had expired

Published 10:32 am Friday, April 10, 2015

Former Brownsdale Chief Jason Mindrup will not get a new trial in his criminal sexual assault case.

Mower County Judge Jeff Kritzer denied a motion for a new trial Thursday, a week after Mindrup was ordered to supply a DNA sample and register as a predatory offender. The time limit for Mindrup to file a new case had already expired.

A jury convicted Mindrup of second- and third-degree criminal sexual assault in February.

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According to a court complaint, a woman accused Mindrup of sexually assaulting her in his truck after leaving a Waltham bar on Aug. 31, 2013.

Mindrup allegedly denied those accusations and told investigators the woman asked to go to his house, but he instead drove the woman back to the bar where she had left her phone and purse.

The Brownsdale City Council voted unanimously to fire Mindrup in November 2013.