FBI to investigate Minn. YouTube arrest
Noncompliant suspect denied involvement in a vehicle theft, called the officer "smart ass"
By Mara H. Gottfried and Ruben Rosario
St. Paul Pioneer Press
ST. PAUL, Minn. — The FBI is reviewing for possible civil rights violations the arrest of a St. Paul man shown being kicked by a police officer in a video posted on YouTube, a spokesman said Tuesday, Sept. 4.
St. Paul police officer Jesse Zilge was identified as the officer kicking suspect Eric Hightower, 30, of St. Paul on Aug. 28 in the city's North End. He was placed on adminstrative leave the next day. A second officer, Matthew Gorans, was placed on paid leave Friday in connection with the arrest.
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