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Published April 09, 2012, 12:39 PM

Minneapolis police chief critical of officer aggression

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis police chief acknowledges that one of his officers may have gone too far by knocking a television camera off the shoulder of a KSTP-TV employee.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis police chief acknowledges that one of his officers may have gone too far by knocking a television camera off the shoulder of a KSTP-TV employee.

Police Chief Timothy Dolan said Monday he conducted a preliminary review of a video of the incident. He says the officer's interference "does not appear to be necessary." He also says if that's the case, he is "very disappointed."

Dolan says the department's internal-affairs unit is reviewing the incident.

Photojournalist Chad Nelson was filming the arrests of Occupy Minnesota protesters Saturday evening when an officer knocked his camera to the ground.

KSTP-TV news director Lindsay Radford says the station appreciates that police looked into the matter so quickly. She says the station's attorneys and Nelson will meet Tuesday to review the situation.

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