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Duluth officials fight ruling to reinstate officer accused of excessive force

The officer was fired last year after a fellow officer reported him for excessive force.

Officials in Duluth announced during a press conference Friday that they will do everything legally possible to keep a police officer who was fired last year from being reinstated to the Duluth Police Department. 

Police officer Adam Huot was fired following May 2017 incident in which he was reported for unnecessary use of force. 

The incident unfolded in a Duluth skywalk, where body camera footage released Friday shows Huot dragging a handcuffed man through a hallway, slamming the man's head against steel door frame. 

You can see the video right here

The incident occurred May 20 and Huot was fired on June 5, 2017. The Duluth Police Union filed a grievance 16 days later, and just last week the arbitrator reviewing the case ruled that Huot be reinstated as an officer. 

Duluth Mayor Emily Larson condemned the ruling, saying she will do everything legally possible to keep Huot from rejoining the force. 

"This incident is an example of completely unacceptable behavior that as Mayor, I cannot and will not support," said Larson. "I, Chief Administrative Officer, David Montgomery, and Chief Tusken stand together in supporting the decision to terminate this officer as a consequence for his egregious actions.

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