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Continued: Video of St. Paul police tasing man in skyway raises concerns over arrest

  • Article by: CHAO XIONG , Star Tribune
  • Last update: August 30, 2014 - 11:05 PM

“There is no problem, that’s the thing,” Lollie says.

“So talk to me,” Hayne says. “Let me know who you are and you can be on your way.”

“… I know my rights, first off,” Lollie says. “Secondly, secondly, I don’t have to let you know who I am if I haven’t broken any laws.”

After more exchanges, Lollie says, “There is no — the problem is I’m black.”

A male officer arrives and tells Lollie, “You’re going to go to jail.”

Jeff Martin, president of the St. Paul NAACP, said Thursday that the video was disturbing.

Lollie was charged with trespassing, disorderly conduct and obstructing the legal process in the incident. Charges were dropped in July.

Lollie said he filed a complaint with police Thursday, which starts an internal affairs investigation. He also said he plans to sue.

“I want to see cops really answer for how they treat people,” he said. “My civil rights were violated.”

 

Chao Xiong • 612-270-4708

Twitter: @ChaoStrib

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