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Prosecutor: St. Paul Man was Arrested in Public Area of Skyway

Updated: 09/04/2014 8:57 AM
Created: 09/04/2014 5:52 AM KSTP.com

A city attorney says a St. Paul man was in a public area of a skyway when police arrested him for trespassing.
    
The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports St. Paul City Attorney Sara Grewing said Wednesday the charges against Chris Lollie were dropped in July because prosecutors couldn't prove a crime to a jury. The charges had included trespassing and disorderly conduct.
    
Lollie says he was doing nothing wrong when police questioned him in January. They used a stun gun on the 28-year-old when they say he resisted arrest.
    
Lollie, who is black, says the officers stopped him only because of his race. He posted a cellphone video of the incident to YouTube on Aug. 26. It's been viewed over 1 million times and is under review by city officials.      

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