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Duluth police officer charged with assault, disorderly conduct

Posted by: Pam Louwagie Updated: October 4, 2012 - 6:09 PM

A Duluth police officer was charged Thursday with misdemeanor fifth-degree assault and misdemeanor disorderly conduct after an incident at the city's detoxification center this fall.

Officer Richard Jouppi was videotaped hitting a man in a wheelchair in the Sept. 21 incident, according to a Duluth News-Tribune report. A surveillance video shows the man appearing to swipe his hand into the officer’s face and the officer responding with punches, the newspaper reports.

See the newspaper's full story here.

See the full story at the paper’s website here.

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