Al Flowers, pictured above at the famous and chaotic "New JACC" press conference, is sitting in jail this hour charged with assault and interfering with legal process. No bail has been set.
Flowers ran against Minneapolis Mayor Rybak in an election where...
...Rybak faced no serious candidate. Incredibly, during the DFL city convention Flowers came in third in a two man race, placing behind "No Endorsement."
Flowers has a well-earned reputation for getting very loud and frightening when something doesn't go his way at a community meeting. He also has a history of being quite litigious, but that history has been waning considerably in the last couple years since the utterly unsuccessful "assault by backwards toe stepping" lawsuit in federal court.
The address for Flowers on the jail roster is 3106 Chicago Ave., which I assume is 3106 Chicago Ave. SOUTH.
It should be noted that fringe elements in dark and unsavory corners of the internet are trying to spread rumors that Al Flowers was beaten unconscious by police and that Minneapolis police were dumb enough to use a racially derogatory slur.