03/20/2012

Minn. cop's Facebook post about upside-down flag scrutinized

A 15-year veteran of the Minneapolis Police Department is under internal investigation

By David Hanners
St. Paul Pioneer Press

MINNEAPOLIS — A 15-year veteran of the Minneapolis Police Department is under investigation after he allegedly posted on his Facebook page that while on duty, he saw an upside-down American flag near a "Somali hangout spot" and demanded the owner hang the flag right-side up.

"If I find it upside down the next time I work, the (expletive) will hit the fan and there will be trouble," the officer, Steve Loeding, warned Sunday night on his page.

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