St. Paul Police Chief Todd Axtell announced today that five officers have been released after an incident involving officers responding to an assault and not intervening.

“This is a disappointing day for our department, personally and professionally, because I care so much about this great city.”

Axtell says a long internal affairs investigation found “a violation of trust, deceit.” He says the job of the department to move on from this “ugly day” in its history.