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Man illegally strip searched by Minneapolis cops reaches settlement

The city will pay more than $76,000 to a man who was strip searched in public and found with marijuana between his buttocks. Minneapolis' police chief says the officers involved did the right thing and will not be punished.
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The city will pay more than $76,000 to a man who was strip searched in public and found with marijuana between his buttocks. Minneapolis' police chief says the officers involved did the right thing and will not be punished.

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