This is a preliminary report based on information that the St. Paul Police Department has gathered. Assistant Police Chief Bostrom is working on a complete after action report.
Exactly one hour into this video, Council Member David Thune begins a discussion with Harrington about the "activists stockpiling urine and feces" rumors and how these applied to the raids.
"One of the things media folks said is on Day One, when several of the reporters got assaulted and attacked by the rioters, one of the things that happened was they stopped wearing media identification, which really complicated because now how is a cop supposed to know who is a reporter, apart from the fact that you've got a $50,000 camera. That was probably a sign but aside from that it was really difficult to determine who was media and who was not in a lot of the mass arrests situations. It was very very problematic."
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