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Published April 10, 2012, 02:22 PM

Minneapolis mayor, police chief meet with Occupy

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and Police Chief Timothy Dolan are encouraging Occupy Minnesota activists who are alleging police brutality to file formal complaints.

By: ALEXANDRA TEMPUS, Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and Police Chief Timothy Dolan are encouraging Occupy Minnesota activists who are alleging police brutality to file formal complaints.

Rybak and Dolan met with Occupy activists Tuesday in response to a rally Monday at which the activists demanded a meeting with the mayor. They asked Rybak on Tuesday to condemn what they contend was police brutality during the arrests of 12 protesters Saturday night, and they asked the mayor to drop the charges.

Rybak told them Dolan would review any specific complaints and invited those with video of incidents of excessive force to submit what they have.

The activists said afterward they won't submit any new information because video from Saturday is already available online, but they'll continue to press the mayor to hold police accountable.

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