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Police Made One Arrest and One Citation at Trump Rally Protest

Police Chief Medaria Arradondo says officers used appropriate levels of force, including chemical irritant at times.

MINNEAPOLIS–Minneapolis police made one arrest and issued one citation during protests outside a campaign rally by President Donald Trump. Police say the arrest was for damage to property and the citation was for disorderly conduct. Several thousand people protested outside Target Center on Thursday as Trump spoke inside. Police Chief Medaria Arradondo says the protests were largely peaceful, but some…

Minneapolis To Police: No Uniforms at Political Events

The Star Tribune reports the new policy takes effect Tuesday.

MINNEAPOLIS – A new policy from Minneapolis police barring officers from being in uniform at political events or advertisements has upset President Donald Trump’s supporters in the department because of his upcoming visit to the city. The head of the police’s officers’ union says the timing of the policy makes him suspect political partisanship because it came a day after…