Edina Officials Release 3 Dashcam Videos of Police Incident
EDINA, Minn. (AP) — Edina officials have released police dashcam videos that show the aftermath of an incident involving a white police officer and a black man from Minneapolis.
The Star Tribune reports that three dashcam videos were released Friday. Their release comes after city officials on Tuesday apologized for the incident that was captured in a bystander video posted on social media.
The bystander video shows police Lt. Tim Olson grabbing Larnie Thomas by the back of his jacket and reprimanding him for walking in the street near a construction zone Oct. 12. The footage released Friday does not show the man walking in the street nor the confrontation between Olson and Thomas.
Thomas was cited, but the city dismissed the citation Monday even though it said Olson followed protocol.
People March Against Police Brutality In Edina
(Edina, MN) -- Many of the marchers in the crowd protesting police brutality in Edina wore shirts bearing the slogan, "I Am a Man."
About 100 people attended the rally, blocking the traffic at a busy intersection for about 40 minutes. The protest was organized to address the issues of racial profiling and police violence against black men. It was set up before the announcement that the Minneapolis officers who shot Jamar Clark to death would face no department punishment.
The rally started at Edina City Hall, made its way through the upscale shopping area and brought traffic to a standstill.