Star Tribune from Minneapolis, Minnesota on July 13, 1985 · Page 45
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Star Tribune from Minneapolis, Minnesota · Page 45

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Saturday, July 13, 1985
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0: Sat, July 13, 1985 Minneapolis Star and Trlbuna Police seek handle of knife used in slaying Minneapolis police are looking for the handle of a knife used In Thursday's slaying of 27-year-old VittinI Slaughter in her apartment at 1712 Fremont Av. N. "GUXCMLOGUKn L I Back la PatMuam aa alaaal ta Ff -r l "Sum Boy. Sso tk kuadmU K9 : kmaudauiaaava... I 1 f Tha bua Boy tiw auiry of 1. ; younf boy bo accidaMaUv ailia hit Braauss.. mdmwuiU. "lAOat, tim. J odbbmix auarplay of latauoaabaja ia End Thur. 5.30. 7 Ja MAvd tn-un urn wumm at a laawy iragaay. Aa OUL-auadiof aerai with Kioog actiag "Rohan Donl mm mat ai la acadmy aaajd na ia Tandai Marcaa'. la TW 9tuaa BoV. m anaa batUf'-Raaj Ebait At Tka Monat iwwtDuwi "THE PnWirloM MTAWV HUT" w . . . . - fiM AIlM 4M OKAM VL Ut-MM ETY1 1 l - t A ' Hi e A - ..V - "t ' 'y . f? ' "..;-.-.-rs. - f I - - - Associated Press Student Jill Zemke shouted at police officers at they shoved protesters away from the regents' meeting Friday at the University of Minnesota. Divestment-issue protesters ejected from regents meeting By Mike Kaszuba '.' Staff Writer Outside the meeting room where the ; University of Minnesota Board of - Regents had begun listening to a rou-: tine report on cash gifts to the ' school, a dozen protesters were be- ing shoved down the hall by police. "You like manhandling little girls, ; women?" Jill Zemke, a student, shouted. An officer, holding both of ! her arms as she struggled to break free, pushed her out of the hall past '. reporters and photographers. "You ; got your picture taken," another officer told her. Friday, for the second time in two '. months, protesters interrupted a regents board meeting to demand that '. the university totally divest its hold-; tngs in companies doing business in ' South Africa. This time, police re ; moved the protesters when they be- gan reading a statement during the meeting. There were no arrests. '. William House, acting university po-; I lice chief, said afterward that he " would meet with administration off 1- dais to determine whether charges should be filed against the students . for breach of peace. I Although the subject was not on the f ,' agenda yesterday, the protesters said they wanted to keep the issue before Two women accuse police of brutality -'. By Jim Parsons ' ' .' ; Staff Writer I ; Two women accused Minneapolis po-l lice officers of brutality after they ; claimed that police recently forced ' their way into a private residence 1 and indiscriminately hit guests with ;- nightsticks and sprayed them with Mace. ; '. The women spoke Friday at a press ; conference called by Indian leaders l who accused the police of "terrorist ; tactics" and called for an investiga-,T- tion by an agency other than the ; '. department's Internal Affairs Unit Three members of the City Council ; ; and three legislators joined In calling ; for an open investigation. Rep. Ka- ren Clark, who represents the area, ; said after the meeting that She will ! ask the attorney general's office to ,' investigate. " Sixth Ward Council Member Brian : Coyle said that he is dissatisfied with the way Internal Affairs has handled ; similar complaints and that he sus- ' pects police might doctor their re- . ; ports on such cases. i Police Chief Tony Bouza said yester-; day that he would welcome an out-: side investigation, but he also lit into "those who want to govern by press .m conference." . m r ' u "Hurling hysterical charges is m counter-productive, and not the way to get at the truth," he said. . - Bouza also defended his Internal Af- ; . fairs Unit He said that several offi- cers have been disciplined by the department even after other agen--1 cies, including the Civil Service Com-! mission, decided not to take action 1 against the officers. One such case . involved officers accused by an Indi- ; . an of brutality, he added. ; The chief said that criticism of Inter-; nal Affairs by officials is politically ; inspired and that it is a "dangerous '. game because it undercuts public ; confidence in an agency (the depart-ment) that is critically important to I the people of this community." At the press conference, Romilda Andrade said that she and friends ' and relatives had gone to her moth-' er's home on Oakland Av. on June 30 after attending a wedding reception. ;'- "No one was drinking and we jj weren't being noisy," although a ra-2 dio was playing, she said. Police ar-u rived at about 1 a.m., and something the regents and promised they would attend every meeting until the university totally divests its holdings in South Africa. "It'll be just to let them know that we're still around," protester Mina Wood explained as the small group planned their strategy outside Morrill Hall before the meeting. "They just can't ignore it" The meeting and brief demonstration came a month after the regents voted to limit, but not ban, investments In South Africa. As the meeting last month adjourned, police pushed a student to the floor after the demonstrator lunged at university President Ken Keller. The regents, by an 8-4 vote, adopted a plan by Keller to freeze at current levels investments In companies doing business in South Africa. The plan also established scholarships for South African students and prohibited dealings with banks lending money to South African firms and companies that did not follow guidelines to improve working conditions for blacks. Keller, who tried unsuccessfully yesterday to quiet the protesters before they were removed from the room, is scheduled to present a plan to the regents in September on how best to carry out his proposals. was said about noise. The police left, but about 10 minutes later six squad cars appeared, she said. "Their (the officer's) stances were very Intimidating. They were unbuckling their holsters or nightsticks and some were putting on gloves." Andrade said that six members of the wedding party were outside at the time and that some of them had started toward the door when the . police, without provocation, "started clubbing the people in the yard." She said that she locked the door but that it was forced open by police who began spraying Mace, a chemi-. cal irritant, on everyone in the house. "They hit my two brothers with nightsticks,": she said. "I remembered seeing them scrambling on their hands and feet up the staircase trying to get away from the beating." Andrade said she was handcuffed, hit over the head and put in a squad car, where she passed out She and six other adults and a juvenile were charged with disorderly conduct and participating in a loud party. Barbara Davis, the other woman who spoke at the press conference, was not arrested. She reported seeing officers spraying Mace on youngsters and seeing people being hit with nightsticks. "I was terrorized," said Davis, 28. "It happened very quickly and I can't remember who (got hit). There were a lot of children and a pregnant woman in the house." Bouza, at the request of the press, made Andrade's arrest report available. It stated that an unidentified citizen called at 1:12 a.m. and complained about noise. A squad was sent At 1:17 a.m., there was another call from a citizen who gave a name and complained about the noise. When police arrived, according to the report, "several partygoers yelled for everyone to get in the house, that if the cops were going to come In they were going to have to fight everyone." The front door was "shut in officer's face," the report added. The report did not mention any confrontation outside the house or whether there were any attempts to talk with the people inside before the officers entered. In other action, the regents approved a $422.5 million budget for the coming school year that included an average 5.5 percent tuition increase. Keller said the university, because of an anticipated revenue shortfall, would have a $2.6 million operating deficit that could lead to some retrenchment in 1986-87. University police stopped the protesters, who had carried posters into past meetings, from doing so yester day. The confrontation resulted in a brief scuffle in the hall before the meeting. After the protesters left their posters and entered the meeting room, po lice prevented them from distribut- ing a written statement and then quickly ejected them when one protester began reading the statement aloud. The statement, in addition to calling for total divestiture, urged the regents to pass a resolution ask ing for the release of a South African political prisoner. "I was in there long enough to hear much, much less important things going on in there," said Jeff Meisner, a student protester. "We're calling upon them to approve (the statement). We do think the regents have a responsibility." Cocaine seized; 4 may face charges Federal narcotics charges are pend ing against two men, their 67-year-old mother and a third man who were arrested in Minneapolis during the seizure of four pounds of cocaine valued at $900,000. The arrests followed a two-month investigation into allegations that large amounts of cocaine were being sold from the house of a 36-year-old . man on 27th Av. NE. The majority of the cocaine, however, allegedly was recovered during a search of a home on NE. 'Benjamin St, where that man's 24-year-old brother and 67-year-old mother live. The sweep began with the arrest of a '. fourth suspect a 35-year-old north Minneapolis man, who allegedly took more than $11,000 from undercover sheriffs deputies to buy six ounces of cocaine. That arrest led to the apprehension of the two brothers at a meeting place near 31st Av. and Central Av. NE., according to a search warrant affidavit The mother was arrested after police obtained warrants to search the two men's houses. "For this part of the country, it's a pretty big seizure," said Capt. Brent Running, of the Hennepin County Sheriffs Department narcotics division. "The value is based on the street price, and it's pretty pure cocaine," he said. Also taken during the searches were two shotguns, two pistols and about $36,000, Running said. The cocaine is believed to have been brought to Minneapolis from Florida, he said. Federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents and Minneapolis police assisted in the investigation, Running said. According to police search warrant affidavits, the investigation began in May with an anonymous tip, and later Included telephone traces, surveillance and controlled drug purchases by undercover drug agents using marked bills. The four were released Wednesday without bond pending indictments by a federal grand jury within 30 days, according to James Braseth, who heads the Minneapolis DEA office. The handle is believed to have broken off during the attack and carried off by Slaughter's assailant, who stabbed her numerous times. Police recovered a 3-inch section of the broken knife blade at the scene, and believe the assailant might have discarded the handle along the 1700 block of Fremont Av. N. The brown wooden handle is part of a common 8 '4 -inch serrated steak knife. The handle has two brass rivets and a 1 '4-inch section of the knife blade attached to it The knife handle and remaining blade together measure about 5ft inches long. Police also are looking for anyone who might have seen somebody carrying a television set from Slaughter's apartment building about 5 a.m. Thursday, when the slaying took place. 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