DULUTH-Administration in the Duluth Police Department accuses one of their own officers of assault after following up on a complaint received on Monday morning.
During his Friday shifts last week, two year veteran of the force Richard Jouppi allegedly split a man's forehead open during a fight inside the Duluth Detoxification Center.
Patrol Division Deputy Chief Mike Tusken also says the department has video evidence of the exchange from a security camera.
The video shows 50-year-old Anthony Jackson hitting Officer Jouppi once followed by Jouppi punching back multiple times, Tusken said.
Police say they were tipped off by detox staff who expressed concerned.
"It is not the first time there's been complaints on the officers," Tusken said.
"[On Friday] we will be referring this case to an independent prosecutor and requesting the charge 'assault in the 5th degree', a misdemeanor offense, on officer Jouppi," Tusken said.
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