ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — St. Paul police are taking over a Minneapolis police investigation into a melee that broke out at a DFL party caucus earlier this month.
Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges asked Police Chief Janee Harteau (juh-NAY' har-TOH') to transfer the investigation to avoid any perception of potential conflict of interest.
Hodges says she's disturbed by allegations of violence and intimidation that happened at the caucus in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood.
Minnesota Public Radio News (http://bit.ly/1dcoeLu ) reports at least one woman, Minneapolis City Council aide Ilhan Omar, was injured in the scuffle at the Brian Coyle Community Center on Feb. 4.
The caucus had drawn a crowd because of a challenge to longtime DFL state Rep. Phyllis Kahn. Many showed up to support Minneapolis School Board member Mohamud Noor.
Information from: Minnesota Public Radio News, http://www.mprnews.org