Minneapolis Police Investigate Student Paper’s Claims

By: Mark Fitzgerald

As Minneapolis police investigate the formal complaint by The Minnesota Daily alleging police abused its reporters and photographers while they were covering an off-campus melee April 7, the editor in chief of the University of Minnesota student paper said last week he is beginning to think police targeted the journalists.

“I don’t think I’ve made up my mind completely, but the possible excuses are getting fewer and fewer,” Mike Wereschagin said. Police broke formation to charge at the student journalists, he said, and one photographer was Maced in the face while holding up a press card.

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