Police officer charged with five counts of criminal sexual conduct

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

A Minneapolis police officer was charged with five counts of criminal sexual conduct, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced Tuesday.

David Edward Campbell, 58, of Bloomington, was charged with three counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct, two counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct and one count of terroristic threats. He is expected to make his first court appearance Wednesday.

According to the criminal complaint, Campbell’s teenaged son and his girlfriend told Bloomington police that Campbell had been sexually abusing her. The young woman had been living with her boyfriend and his family, including Campbell and his wife at locations in Bloomington. Beginning in February, Campbell asked for her bra size and bought her lace bras and underwear. He also told her to take photos of herself in the new underwear and send them to his phone.

Over time, Campbell exposed himself to her, touched her breasts and her vagina and threatened to shoot her in the head if she told anyone, the complaint said. Some of the incidents occurred while Campbell was on-duty and he took her on ride-alongs in the squad car.

Criminal Complaint