Walz calls for resignation of Hennepin County Sheriff David Hutchinson

Douglas Co. Sheriff

January 21, 2022

MINNEAPOLIS – Governor Tim Walz said that Hennepin County Sheriff David Hutchinson should resign from his post following new case files that detail the drunk driving crash (pictured) in which he wrecked a county-owned vehicle driving at speeds in excess of 120 miles per hour.

Walz calls it a “breach of trust.” He is the top-ranking elected official who has called for Hutchinson to step down.

Hutchinson pled guilty to operating a vehicle while under the influence, but so far has refused to resign. He was sentenced to two years’ probation and fined $610.

The statements from the top leaders in Minnesota come as photographs, squad car footage, and reports released Thursday provide new details about the crash near Alexandria. Minnesota during the early morning hours of Dec. 8.

The newly-released documents reveal he wasn’t wearing a seat belt when he crashed while driving 126 miles per hour. He repeatedly lied to responding officers, telling them he was not the individual who was behind the wheel.