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MINNEAPOLIS -- Cell phone video taken during a confrontation between Minneapolis police and a suspect has triggered a new controversy, with the suspect's family alleging police can be heard using a racial slur.

On May 10, 22-year-old Terrance Franklin was killed in a confrontation with police officers in the 2700 block of Bryant Ave. S.. The department is still investigating the incident.

Meantime, an attorney for Franklin's family has come forward, accusing the officers involved in the incident of using a racial slur.

In a statement released Thursday, Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau called the accusations "preposterous" and "without merit." She further stated that officers were asking for a "tourniquet" rather than using a racial epithet.

KARE 11's media partner, Minnesota Public Radio News, removed some of the background noise in the audio. Attached is a story featuring the cleaner audio.

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