MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A former Minneapolis police officer charged with assault for kicking a man in the face during a domestic disturbance call has pleaded not guilty to charges.

Thirty-six-year-old Christopher Michael Reiter is charged with third-degree assault. He’s accused of kicking Mohamed Abdi Osman in May 2016 while Osman was on his hands and knees. The man suffered a broken nose and a brain injury.

Reiter’s attorney says his client’s use of force was legally justified. A jury trial is scheduled to begin Oct. 2. Reiter entered his plea in Hennepin County court Monday.

(© Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Watch & Listen LIVE