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Minneapolis Police Officer Accused of Criminal Sexual Conduct Misses Court Hearing, Arrest Warrant Issued Then Revoked

A former Minneapolis police officer accused of sexually abusing a 16-year-old in Twin Cities hotel rooms and during ride-alongs failed to appear at an omnibus hearing Monday. A warrant was originally issued for his arrest, however, that warrant was revoked on Tuesday.

David Edward Campbell is charged with three counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct, two counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct and one count of terroristic threats.

KSTP learned there was confusion in the courts after Campbell changed his attorney. The judge dropped the warrant and pushed back the original court date. A jury trial is scheduled to start on Sept. 24.

Campbell pleaded not guilty to all charges on March 6.

Among the allegations in the criminal complaint is the accusation that Campbell exposed himself to the victim in a hotel room.

According to the complaint, the victim also said Campbell touched her inappropriately in his squad cars during multiple ride-alongs on which she accompanied him. Campbell also allegedly told the victim during one such ride-along that he would shoot her in the head if she got him in trouble.