An internal investigation is underway after a video circulating on social media purportedly showed a Minneapolis police officer using force against an in-custody person. Community activists are calling for the officers involved to be fired. Asked about the incident this morning, the Minneapolis Police Chief said:
“Allow us the time to conduct a thorough investigation, as Mayor Frey indicated, this is really recent, we’re are going to conduct a very thorough investigation.”
The incident stems from a violent felony carjacking that happened in New Hope and was eventually picked up by the Robbinsdale Police with help from Minneapolis officers. The suspect in the case was taken into custody.