Cobb Family to Sue Minnesota State Trooper Ryan Londregan Over Fatal Shooting Incident

MINNEAPOLIS, MN ( – The family of Ricky Cobb II, who tragically lost his life during a traffic stop in 2023, has declared their intention to pursue legal action against Minnesota State Trooper Ryan Londregan.

Ricky Cobb II was fatally shot by Trooper Londregan on July 31, 2023, following a routine traffic stop on Interstate 94 for a tail light violation. The Department of Public Safety revealed that Cobb was wanted in Ramsey County for a felony-level violation and was in breach of a no-contact order.

Body camera footage released by the Minnesota State Patrol depicted the events leading up to Cobb’s death, showing troopers attempting to detain him. The footage captured Cobb’s hand moving toward the gear-shifter, prompting Londregan to fire from the open passenger door as the vehicle moved forward. Cobb crashed shortly after and succumbed to the gunshot wound.

In January, Hennepin County Attorney Mary Moriarty charged Trooper Londregan with second-degree unintentional murder, first-degree assault, and second-degree manslaughter. This marked a significant move by Moriarty, who campaigned for police accountability.

The Cobb family plans to hold a press conference on Wednesday, April 17, accompanied by prominent civil rights attorney Bakari Sellers, Harry Daniels, and F. Clayton Tyler, to discuss their lawsuit against Trooper Londregan.

Londregan is scheduled to appear in court on April 29 to address the charges against him.


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