Former Roseville police officer Justin Gunderson resigned from the department following a 15-day unpaid suspension, stemming from a May 26, 2013, traffic stop. A man involved in the stop sued the city for $500,000, alleging police brutality. Gunderson was named in the suit, which was settled for $60,000. (courtesy of Roseville Police Department)
Punishment followed stop that sparked brutality lawsuit
A Roseville police officer resigned earlier this year following a suspension stemming from his actions during a May 2013 traffic stop.
Officer Justin Gunderson quit the force effective Jan. 19 following a 15-day unpaid suspension, according to Roseville Mayor Dan Roe, who read a brief statement about the matter during a March 14 city council meeting.
Roseville police shot and killed a 52-year-old Roseville man identified as John Birkeland after he attacked a K9 police dog with a knife while officers were responding to a disturbance call at an apartment building the evening of Feb. 10.