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Officer struck in face, college student charged with felony

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Investigating a loud party complaint at 114 S. Fourth St. just before 2 a.m. Sunday turned into something bigger and more violent for two River Falls patrol officers. One of the tenants, a 19-year-old UW-River Falls student, refused to cooperate, allegedly banged a back door shut against one officer and a short time later hit the same officer in the face with a closed fist.


The struggle continued inside the rental house. The student broke free and was chased.

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Phil Pfuehler
Phil Pfuehler has been editor of the River Falls Journal since 1991.
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