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Flowers shares crime scene pictures from his home after his arrest

Posted by: Matt McKinney Updated: July 29, 2014 - 9:39 AM

As Al Flowers waits to learn whether or not he faces criminal charges following his arrest early Saturday morning, his family has released photographs of the Flowers home taken moments after the incident.

The pictures show evidence of a struggle, with a plant and furniture knocked over and two blood spots on the wood floor. Flowers was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center after the fight for treatment of cuts to his scalp and face. A Minneapolis police officer also required treatment for a bite wound, according to the police union.

Flowers insisted Monday that he didn't resist when officers came to his home in the 3100 block of Chicago Av. S. at about 12:40 a.m. Saturday to pick up his teenage daughter over an electronic home monitoring violation. Flowers said he repeatedly asked to see an arrest warrant. A police union official said officers aren't required to show a warrant in such situations. The union official added that Flowers wouldn't get out of the way as officers attempted to arrest his daughter.

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