Minnesota State Sen. Nicole Mitchell, charged with burglary, says she was checking on loved one with Alzheimer's

Minnesota state senator Nicole Mitchell, DFL-Woodbury, faces charges of first-degree burglary in connection to a Detroit Lakes home break-in

Mitchell denies allegations, claiming she entered the home to check on a family member with Alzheimer's, not to steal.

Police found Mitchell inside the home wearing black clothing and a hat, with items belonging to her stepmother in a backpack

Mitchell allegedly sought sentimental items belonging to her deceased father from her stepmother's home.

Despite calls for resignation, Mitchell's attorney advises her not to resign

Lawmakers express concern over the allegations, with some calling for Mitchell's resignation.