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Published September 07, 2010, 03:47 PM

Harassment restraining order filed against Frazee's Chief of Police

Frazee, Minn. (WDAY TV) - A Frazee woman wins her battle to keep an ex-boyfriend away from her. Complicating matters for the city is that ex, is the chief of police.

The harassment restraining order says 40-year old Michael Larsung visited 29-year old Mandi Green's house uninvited. Said once, he wanted to kill her boyfriend, and at times followed her in and out of different establishments. She says he would drive by her house frequently, sometimes in his patrol car.

The order also includes a claim Larsung had one of his subordinates pull her over for a traffic violation. Green told me she does not want to comment on the case.

Larsung is married with two children. He told me all of the allegations are false. He's on paid leave while the city investigates the case.

Sheriff Tim Gordon: “Under the microscope and it should be.”

The one other full time Frazee officer, 4 to 5 part time officers and Becker County sheriff’s deputies are covering Larsung's shifts.

Sheriff Tim Gordon: “People of Frazee deserve protection and they'll get it.”

The sheriff's office serves civil papers. Gordon says he made sure he signed off on this case, so none of his officers feel uneasy around Chief Larsung in the future.

They city attorney wouldn't comment on the investigation and advised city staff to do the same, but he says Larsung will continue to get paid until they complete the investigation and decide whether Larsung can keep his job.