Police keep investigating St. Paul attorney in fatal crash, despite prosecutors saying no to charges

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Police keep investigating St. Paul attorney in fatal crash, despite prosecutors saying no to charges – StarTribune.com

A St. Paul attorney remains under police investigation nearly a year after prosecutors declined to charge him in a traffic crash that killed a man out for a walk on a late winter afternoon, authorities said.

The disclosure came late last week after police rejected a Star Tribune request for body camera footage from the scene in the aftermath of the February 2017 crash. Witnesses saw Peter Berge, 62, distracted by his cellphone and drifting between lanes shortly before he fatally struck Scott Spoo, 35, in a Mississippi River Boulevard crosswalk.

Police spokesman Sgt. Mike Ernster said his department is keeping the video under wraps for now because “the investigator is still trying to access certain electronic evidence” while the case remains open and active. Ernster declined to be more specific about what the evidence in question might be.