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Nathan Bowe, Forum Communications Co., Published September 07 2010

Frazee police chief on paid leave following woman's stalking accusations

FRAZEE, Minn. – Frazee Police Chief Mike Lorsung has been placed on paid administrative leave while the city investigates accusations that he has been stalking and harassing an Eagle Lake woman for the past few months.

Lorsung, 40, is married with two children but is the subject of a restraining order requested by Mandi Leigh Green, who said that Lorsung is an ex-boyfriend who stalked, harassed and threatened her after she ended the relationship.

Lorsung did not respond to a message left on his cell phone last week. Green declined to comment.

In her request for a restraining order, Green alleges that Lorsung became jealous over a photo on her Facebook page, called her up, and went to her house even though she told him not to come over. She said he entered without being invited and confronted her in her living room.

She also said that he ordered a subordinate officer to pull her over for a traffic violation and give her a ticket.

In the request for a restraining order, she said Lorsung grabbed her and frightened her on two occasions. Green filed the harassment petition in Becker County District Court on Aug. 23.

Lorsung was placed on paid administrative leave Aug. 24 pending investigation of the complaint, according to Frazee City Administrator-Clerk-Treasurer Jonathan R. Smith.

The city attorney is spearheading the investigation.

Lorsung joined the Frazee Police Department in 2006. He is a Detroit Lakes High School graduate and worked in law enforcement in Colorado prior to accepting the job in Frazee. He is paid $22.42 an hour, or about $46,630 a year.