Officer who shot Fong Lee charged with domestic assault

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The Minneapolis cop who shot and killed 19-year-old Fong Lee has been charged with domestic assault. The woman involved, the officer's girlfriend, was also charged with assault.

Officer Jason Thomas Andersen, 32, was arrested in Big Lake on Sunday. He has been put on administrative leave until either the criminal case or the police's Internal Affairs Unit investigation is resolved, says Sgt. Jesse Garcia of the Minneapolis Police Department.

Anderson shot and killed Fong Lee in 2006, riddling him with eight bullets during a foot chase. A federal jury decided last month that Anderson was within the law, acquitting him of wrongful death charges. The incident has been a source of tension between the cops and the Hmong community.


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