Kevin Buford says he just wanted to use the restroom. But Minneapolis Police Officer Steven Tatro, working off-duty on the evening of May 12, 1999 at the Dayton Radisson parking ramp, would have none of it. So Buford made a beeline for the alley to take a leak. And, according to Buford's version of events, Tatro tailed him and beat him so severely that three of his teeth were knocked loose and a dentist would later remove bone fragments from his jaw. The MPD's Internal Affairs Unit investigated the incident and concluded that Tatro had violated three different department rules officers must obey on and off duty, including a policy regarding the use of non-deadly force. The MPD fired Tatro unceremoniously; his last day with the department... More >>>