SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota attorney general is charging a former Sioux Falls police officer with assaulting a man he was arresting while working as a police officer last year.

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg says his office will prosecute former Officer Joseph Larson.

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According to court documents, Larson was arresting a man in late July when he allegedly used improper force by repeatedly striking the man in his groin while trying to buckle him into the back of a patrol car.

It was not clear whether Larson had legal representation. Attempts to reach him were unsuccessful Thursday.

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