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Man kicked by St. Paul police in video pleads not guilty to charges

The St. Paul man at the center of a police brutality investigation has pleaded not guilty to aggravated stalking, terroristic threats and criminal damage to property, reports the Pioneer Press.
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The St. Paul man at the center of a police brutality investigation has pleaded not guilty to aggravated stalking, terroristic threats and criminal damage to property, reports the Pioneer Press.

The investigation was launched at the end of last month after a video was posted on YouTube that shows a St. Paul police officer kicking Eric Ronnell Hightower following his arrest on the charges. The officer in the video as well as another officer were placed on administrative leave following the incident.

This week, the officers -- Jesse Zilge and officer Matthew Gorans -- were taken off administrative leave and assigned to non-patrol duties.

See the video of the arrest below (Disclaimer: The video contains profanity and violent images)

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