Judge: Minnesota state trooper's defense may call use-of-force expert for testimony

(Minneapolis, MN)  --  A Hennepin County judge is approving a defense motion to subpoena an independent use-of-force expert in the murder case against a Minnesota state trooper.  

Justice Tamara Glenn ruled that Trooper Ryan Londregan's lawyers made a credible argument that Jeffrey Noble should be allowed to testify.  

Trooper Londregan is charged with second-degree murder, manslaughter, and assault after he shot and killed Ricky Cobb the Second during a traffic stop last summer.  

The next court date is April 29.