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Video shows US police officer hitting a Somali teen

06 October 2015, 21:35

Richfield - A Somali civil rights group is asking for a meeting with a police chief after a video appears to show an officer pushing and striking a teen.

Omar Jamal, chief executive of the Somali Human Rights commission, says the incident is horrible and the commission wants the use of excessive force to stop.

Also Read: Kenya,Tanzania strike key anti-poaching deal

The incident happened on Saturday night. Nineteen-year-old Kamal Gelle says he was pulled over and given a citation for careless driving. Gelle says he then got out of his car to talk on his phone.

He says that's when the officer pushed him and hit him in the side of his head. Gelle says his friends then approached the officer, but that's not on video.

Deputy Chief Mike Koob says Richfield police are looking into the matter.

- AP


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