An American Indian drum group performs at a noon rally Monday at the Duluth Civic Center protesting the alleged assault of a man by Duluth Police Officer Richard Jouppi at the Duluth Detoxification Center on Sept. 21. Jouppi, 35, was charged Thursday with fifth-degree assault and disorderly conduct in connection with the incident. Both crimes are misdemeanors, each punishable by a maximum penalty of 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine. Speakers at Monday’s rally said Jouppi should be charged with a felony.
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