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10-01-2016 LSU Pregame

Police hope media lose interest in lion hunter

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Police hope media lose interest in lion hunter

Deputy Chief Mike Hartley says he hopes the story “moves on” in coming days so police can go back to business as usual

Police hope media lose interest in lion hunter

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) – Police in Minnesota say they’re hoping media attention will subside soon for a dentist who killed a beloved African lion.

Officers in the Minneapolis suburb of Bloomington are stationed outside Walter Palmer’s clinic. Palmer returned to work Tuesday for the first time since an international outcry over the lion’s death forced him to shut his practice down.

A handful of officers closed down part of a street outside the clinic to help manage traffic as a handful of protesters showed up for Palmer’s return. Some carried signs and others shouted that Palmer should be extradited to Zimbabwe to face possible charges.

Palmer has maintained he did nothing illegal.

Deputy Chief Mike Hartley says he hopes the story “moves on” in coming days so police can go back to business as usual.

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By Colin Jeffery

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