County Attorney Freeman health update

Friday, May 17, 2019

Seven days ago, I began a medical leave based on my doctor’s recommendation. I am pleased that medication, stress reduction and sleep have stabilized my unacceptably high blood pressure. It was good news but I still have work to do.

I also have been evaluated for alcohol issues by a licensed assessor and we agree that I need treatment. With the love and support of my family, I am entering a well-respected treatment program beginning Monday.

I am determined to reclaim my health and, barring any unforeseen issues, my goal is to return to work by no later than mid-June.

Until then, I ask both the news media and the people of Hennepin County to respect my need for privacy so I can focus on my treatment. I am thankful for the well wishes I’ve been receiving from the people of Hennepin County during this challenging time.

In the meantime, everyone should have the same faith I have in the excellent staff and strong management of the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office to carry on the important work in my absence.