Dakota County Attorney Kathy Keena announced today that she has concluded, after a thorough review of the facts surrounding the death of Troy Engstrom on September 22, 2021, in Mounds View, that Sergeant Don Rindal was legally justified when he used deadly force during this incident. A summary of the investigative file, the legal analysis and basis for the charging determination are set forth in the attachment to this news release. The Dakota County Attorney’s Office reviewed the incident at the request of the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office.1
Any public data compiled in the investigation of this case, including body cam video, squad car video and other evidence and investigative reports will be released by the BCA in accordance with Minnesota statutes. Requests for specific public data may be made by contacting BCA Public Information Officer Jill Oliveira.
1 The Dakota County Attorney’s Office reviewed this incident at the request of the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office on a conflict basis given that Sergeant Don Rindal was a Ramsey County employee at the time of the incident.