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Ex-Minneapolis police officer charged with beating man during unrest makes first court appearance

As a condition of his release, Justin Stetson will not seek employment as a police officer in Minnesota


January 20, 2023

Eric Rice

A still from police body camera footage shows an injured Jaleel Stallings in handcuffs after he was allegedly beaten by Minneapolis police officer Justin Stetson.

An ex-Minneapolis police officer charged with beating a man during the civil unrest after George Floyd's murder made his first appearance Thursday in court, where he agreed to conditions of his release that include not seeking employment as a peace officer in Minnesota.

The state Attorney General's Office charged Justin Stetson in December with third-degree assault for allegedly repeatedly punching and kicking Jaleel Stallings after Stallingshad shot at officers who without warning had fired projectiles at him from an unmarked van while on patrol the night of May 30, 2020.

This year, the city paid Stallings a $1.5 million settlement after a jury acquitted him of eight felonies, including attempted murder. He filed a federal lawsuit accusing 19 Minneapolis officers of violating his constitutional rights.


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