- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 29, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minneapolis officials plan to seek an outside investigation of the recent arrest and injury of a community activist.

Mayor Betsy Hodges and Police Chief Janee Harteau (jeh-NAY’ har-TOH’) said Tuesday they will seek an independent leader from outside a law enforcement agency to investigate Al Flowers’ arrest.

Hodges says she and Harteau decided together to have an independent investigation, and plan to name the leader of the probe soon.

The Star Tribune reports Flowers was arrested and charged with assault on a police officer and obstruction. He was hospitalized after the arrest with cuts to his scalp and face. A police union spokesman says an officer was bitten during the arrest and also required medical attention.

Leaders of the local NAACP and the Urban League have called for an outside investigation.



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