09/18/2012

Minn. officers shown in 'kick' video return to work

Having the officers back to work benefits the police department and the city, said president of the Police Federation

By Mara H. Gottfried
St. Paul Pioneer Press

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Two St. Paul police officers who had been on paid leave are back at work, but not on patrol, as an internal affairs investigation continues into an arrest captured on video that shows one officer kicking a man.

Police Chief Thomas Smith put officer Jesse Zilge on administrative leave Aug. 29, the day the video was posted to YouTube. He took the same action against officer Matthew Gorans two days later, when additional, undisclosed information surfaced.

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