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Minnesota officer fired after hit in the video is now restored

RICHFIELD, Minn. – A referee has recovered from a Minnesota police officer who was fired after a Twitter video appeared to hit him, a Somali-American teenager.

Richfield police say the arbitrator reverted back Nate Kinsey termination Wednesday, gave him three days of suspension and restored him.

Kinsey was placed on paid administrative leave, and the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office and a special prosecutor investigated the case. They refused to charge it. But the 10-year department veteran was fired after an internal investigation.

The police Jay Henthorne says the city is weighing its appeal options. Kinsey not return a call for comment.

In the video by a mobile phone, an officer tells a 19-year-old to Adams Hill Park in October 2015. The teenager says the officer pushed him and hit him in the head.

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