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TV Station Sued By Man Wrongfully Accused Of Killing Cop

KSTP TV
KSTP TV

St. Paul, MN (MNN) -- KSTP television is being sued by Ryan Larson of Long Prairie over the station's broadcast on November 30, 2012 that accused him of killing a police officer during a news report.

Larson was cleared of any involvement in the murder of Cold Spring officer Thomas Decker and filed the lawsuit in Ramsey County District Court. Court documents indicate that while Larson was taken into custody and questioned, he was never identified as the killer.

The suit alleges that KSTP news anchor Leah McLean said on the air that Larson shot the officer without including the words "accused" or "allegedly."

Larson has also taken legal action against WCCO radio and television stemming from the Decker shooting.

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