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Ex-Cop Found Not Guilty Of Violating Teen’s Rights

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.

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