Minnesota DFLer Thompson challenging ‘authenticity’ of police reports alleging past domestic abuse, attorney says

Thompson’s wife, who he’s been in a relationship with for 20 years, “does not recall and does not believe she ever made such allegations,” according to attorney Jordan Kushner, who said he spoke with both Thompson and his wife. Kushner is representing Thompson in an unrelated ongoing misdemeanor trial in Hennepin County stemming from a 2019 Thompson arrest at a Robbinsdale hospital.

Thompson, a DFLer representing St. Paul’s East Side, has been in the news since a July 4 traffic stop. He said the stop was racial profiling; St. Paul’s police chief said that was not the case and released body camera video.

Thompson presented a valid Wisconsin’s driver’s license when he was pulled over, which led to questions about him renewing his license — requiring him to be a resident of Wisconsin — last November, the same month he was elected to the Minnesota Legislature. In response, Thompson said he lives and works in St. Paul, and plans to get a Minnesota license.

Last October, when Thompson was running for the Legislature, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported that Thompson had been charged with domestic assault in 2004 and 2006. They were dismissed when he pleaded guilty to disorderly

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