Suburban Twin Cities police chief resigns amid controversy

INVER GROVES HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) — A Twin Cities suburban police chief who has been on paid leave while being investigated for alleged wrongdoing has resigned as part of a separation agreement.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports ( that Inver Groves Heights police chief Larry Stanger is accused of tipping off the owner of a Prescott, Wisconsin, auto-detailing business that the business would be searched for stolen construction vehicles.

The investigation concluded at the end of November, but city officials have yet to release a report, citing a state law that keeps it private until discipline is imposed or until a resignation. The city council discussed the report in a closed meeting Nov. 28.

The council is scheduled to consider approving the agreement at Monday’s meeting

Neither Stanger nor his attorney returned calls for comment.


Information from: St. Paul Pioneer Press,