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Auditor: Police use of force OK in Black woman's arrest


September 18, 2020

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The city of Topeka's independent police auditor has found that two officers didn't violate excessive force policies while arresting a Black woman in a case that angered a local Black Lives Matter group.

The city announced Thursday that the auditor thoroughly reviewed officer and witness statements and seven police body camera videos before making the determination.

At issue is the Aug. 23 arrest of Tamiko Mitchell, who says she was slammed to the ground, leaving her with a fractured nose and eye injuries, WIBW reports.

The auditor's report said that Mitchell's license...

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