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State police: video shows necessary & proper force

Last Modified: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 4:09 PM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The head of Louisiana State Police says plainclothes officers seen on video roughly handling two black teenagers during the Mardi Gras weekend acted properly.

Col. Mike Edmonson said Wednesday that the group — including several troopers and a city police officer — used necessary and proper force on the two.

He said troopers had identified themselves as police and approached the two to inquire about their age, to see if they were in violation of the city curfew. They were restrained after trying to flee.

Edmonson said neither of the teens, who turned out to be 17 and 18, cooperated in the investigations.

Edmonson said the Justice Department and the FBI have been given the state police report for further review.

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