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Published June 18, 2012, 10:51 AM

Minneapolis police sergeant jailed after bar fight

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minneapolis police sergeant is jailed after a fight at a bar.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minneapolis police sergeant is jailed after a fight at a bar.

Sgt. David Clifford was booked into Anoka County Jail on Sunday, after a fight with a Ramsey man at an Andover bar the night before. He's also the executive officer of the SWAT unit.

Anoka County detective Mike Schantzen says the other man was taken to a local hospital Sunday and his condition was unavailable.

Schantzen says witnesses told detectives that Clifford, who was off-duty, approached the man for speaking loudly on his cellphone.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports the men talked briefly, and then Clifford allegedly hit the man in the head and left.

Online jail records say Clifford was jailed on suspicion of first-degree and third-degree assault but hasn't been charged.

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