The Front-runner of the Minneapolis mayoral race, State Rep. Raymond Dehn’s personal history has some members of the community scratching their heads over Dehn’s latest comments on police on wanting to take guns away from them.
When Dehn was 19-years-old, he was arrested and convicted of armed robbery. Dehn is quoted as saying he got involved with cocaine and “needed money to support his habit.”
In Dehn’s story, he credits this arrest for armed robbery as his saving grace.
Dehn spent seven months in a Hennepin County workhouse before entering a drug treatment program at the Hennepin County Medical Center.
Alpha News reports that Dehn was later pardoned by former Minnesota Governor Al Quie in 1982 and had his record expunged.
As a mayoral candidate, Dehn now advocates for the disarmament of some, if not all Minneapolis police officers.
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