MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A former Minneapolis police officer has been cleared of charges that he violated a teenager’s civil rights.
On Wednesday, a federal jury found Jason Andersen not guilty of using unreasonable force during an arrest.
Andersen was accused of kicking a 15-year-old in the head when he was resisting arrest by two Crystal officers in 2008. Andersen was assigned to the Metro Gang Strike Force at the time.
In May 2009, a federal jury cleared Andersen in the shooting death of Fong Lee. Lee’s family had filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Andersen.