Episode: The role of the witness


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The role of the witness
When Janet Rowles filmed an African-American man getting stopped by an Edina police officer for walking in the street, she was unaware the impact of social media. The video not only went viral, but it also put pressure on Edina police to dismiss charges. MPR News reporter Marianna Combs spoke to Rowles about her video that sparked outrage and what it was like to witness a police arrest. Michael Quinn, a former sergeant from the Minneapolis Police Department, joined the conversation.

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