Ten Hennepin County District Court employees under investigationby Madeleine Baran, Minnesota Public Radio
St. Paul, Minn. — Hennepin County District Court officials placed ten employees on paid administrative leave Thursday as a result of an investigation into alleged wrongdoing.
Officials have declined to state the reasons for the investigation. The names of the employees have not been released.
The investigation will conclude within the next several days, said Nancy Peters, the communications specialist for the Court.
"There might be a next step," Peters said. "There may be a return to work. There may be dismissals. We don't know, pending the results of the investigation. That's why we're very cautious right now at this time, just like we would with any other court matter."
Eight of the employees work in the civil court. One works in the juvenile court, and the other works in administration.
The District Court employs over 550 staff members, and receives nearly 800,000 cases each year.