Edina officials release dashcam videos of police incident

Published 3:27 pm Saturday, October 22, 2016

EDINA — Edina officials have released police dashcam videos that show the aftermath of an incident involving a white police officer and a black man from Minneapolis.

Three dashcam videos were released Friday. Their release comes after city officials on Tuesday apologized for the incident that was captured in a bystander video posted on social media.

The bystander video shows police Lt. Tim Olson grabbing Larnie Thomas by the back of his jacket and reprimanding him for walking in the street near a construction zone Oct. 12. The footage released Friday does not show the man walking in the street nor the confrontation between Olson and Thomas.

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Thomas was cited, but the city dismissed the citation Monday even though it said Olson followed protocol.