ACLU Accuses Minnesota Officers of Brutalizing Suspect
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ The American Civil Liberties Union is accusing law
enforcement officers in Minnesota of a brutal attack on an assault suspect.
The group's Minnesota chapter released squad car video Thursday that it says
shows excessive force during the arrest in Worthington last July of 22-year-old
Anthony Promvongsa. It shows a drug task force agent pulling
over the suspect's vehicle, then kneeing and punching the belted-in motorist
before pulling him down to the street and handcuffing him.
Police and prosecutors issued a statement cautioning the video shows only a
short segment of an incident that began earlier.
The criminal complaint alleges Promvongsa had taken aggressive actions toward
the cars of two officers, including swerving at them and tailgating one. The
charges include assault with a motor vehicle.