Cop killer Fitch wants seized cash back

HASTINGS, Minn. – The man convicted of killing a Mendota Heights police officer wants the cash that was taken from him at the time of his arrest, money that likely came from the sale of drugs.

Attorneys for Brian Fitch have filed a motion in Dakota County seeking the return of nearly $3,000 that was found in his pants when he was taken into custody in St. Paul last July. Fitch is serving a life prison sentence for fatally shooting Officer Scott Patrick in West St. Paul.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports Fitchs attorneys say law enforcement did not file a timely notice of forfeiture for the cash. Fitchs lawyers conceded during his trial that he was a drug dealer and had spent the day before the shooting and his subsequent arrest collecting money owed him.

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