ST. PAUL, Minn. - The man seen being kicked by a St. Paul Police officer during a now-infamous videotaped arrest has been arrested in another alleged domestic incident, police said.
An incident report filed Monday says police were called to the Highway Motel at 2152 West 7th Street just before 2 a.m. on a report of a fight inside a room.
When officers arrived they heard a woman inside yell "stop," and when they knocked police observed a man jump from a second-story window in back of the room.
The man was found on the ground with significant injuries to his legs and was transported to the hospital. He was identified as Eric Hightower, the man who was kicked by an officer while being arrested Aug. 28 on a warrant for allegedly threatening his girlfriend.
Hightowers was arrested on charges of violating a restraining order, police said.
Two officers were placed on administrative leave after the videotaped arrest pending the outcome of an internal investigation. Those officers have since returned to work, but the FBI continues to look into possible violation of Hightower's civil rights.
Police believe that Hightower jumped from the window Monday morning because he knew he was violating an active order for protection against girlfriend Kara Drew, who is listed as the victim in the latest incident.
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