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Police brutality alleged in suit filed in Minn.

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2003

Eight American Indians in Minnesota filed a lawsuit against the police department in Minneapolis, alleging brutality for an incident that occurred last September.

Tensions between the Indian community and the police flared since police were accused of beating an Indian man and leaving him and an Indian woman out in the cold. Police are investigating the allegations.

Minn. Mayor R.T. Rybak attended a meeting with community members, said to have drawn more than 200 people.

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Rybak's meeting with Indians is tense at times (The Minneapolis Star Tribune 2/26)
Indians meet with Minneapolis police and mayor after filing lawsuit (AP 2/26)

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