Officer Accused Of DUI Resigns 21 Dec 13

A Mankato police officer who had been put on administrative leave for allegedly driving under the influence has now resigned. Officer Daniel Padilla was pulled over under suspicion of drunk driving while off-duty on November 25th. He was placed on a paid leave, and the St. Peter City Attorney was given the case to avoid a conflict of interest. Padilla served as a Mankato police officer for 20 years prior to resigning this week.