Officer on leave amid inquiry into threats

Published 9:27 am Thursday, May 7, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS — A Minneapolis police officer has been put on paid leave while the department investigates a video in which he can be heard threatening to break a suspect’s legs.

Police are investigating the video. In the video, an officer is heard telling a suspect he would break his legs before “you get a chance to run.” The officer’s face is not shown.

However, Lt. Bob Kroll, president of the Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis, says the officer has said it’s his voice in the video. Kroll said he’s seen parts of the video and noted it could have been taken out of context.

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Minneapolis City Council member Blong Yang says it’s standard for an officer to be put on paid leave.