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St. Paul’s Summit Avenue reopens after protests

ST. PAUL - Summit Avenue reopened to cars and pedestrians early Thursday morning, July 28, after being shut down since Tuesday night following the arrest of protesters outside the Governor's Residence.

ST. PAUL - Summit Avenue reopened to cars and pedestrians early Thursday morning, July 28, after being shut down since Tuesday night following the arrest of protesters outside the Governor’s Residence.

St. Paul police also released more than 5 hours of squad car video ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79c-JmXkXOw ) showing some of those arrests, saying the department wants to be transparent in the face of questions about police tactics.

The video wasn’t a response to a Wednesday meeting with City Council members in which protesters accused police of misconduct, said police spokesman Steve Linders. He said the department wanted to release it earlier but that it took time to convert the footage into a format that could be posted online.

The department posted the video because “there are a lot of questions about what happened on Summit Avenue and we want to be transparent as possible and show everyone what happened,” Linders said.

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