Lawyers clash over video of man who died in scuffle with police

An attorney for the family of a man who died while being held down by Minneapolis police after being hit with a Taser stun gun is battling the city over an officer's tiny personal pen camera that shot video of the man's death. The lawyer for David Smith, who died in the 2009 incident, suggests that the video may have been edited. Lawyers for the city strongly deny that allegation.
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An attorney for the family of a man who died while being held down by Minneapolis police after being hit with a Taser stun gun is battling the city over an officer's tiny personal pen camera that shot video of the man's death. The lawyer for David Smith, who died in the 2009 incident, suggests that the video may have been edited. Lawyers for the city strongly deny that allegation.

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