MN Attorney General called to assist investigation in Beltrami County inmate death

Courtesy: Minnesota Attorney General's Office
Courtesy: Minnesota Attorney General's Office

(Beltrami County, MN) -- Minnesota's Attorney General is looking to assist a local Minnesota agency following an inmate death in the County Jail.

Beltrami County Attorney David Hanson says he is requesting the assistant of state Attorney General Keith Ellison to review the death of Hardel Sherell in the County Jail in 2018. The request follows the recommendation from the state's Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, who's investigation sought the assistance of Attorney Hanson and his office.

“Hardel Sherrell’s life was important and had value. We’re committed to assisting the Beltrami County Attorney and will follow justice wherever it leads, "said Attorney General Keith Ellison, "To Hardel’s mother and loved ones: you have my deepest condolences, and you can count on our very best effort.” 

The investigation is still ongoing.