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Shaq cleared of wrongdoing in drug raid

Posted: Wednesday September 11, 2002 7:08 PM

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office says it's cleared Shaquille O'Neal of any wrongdoing when he rode along with deputies during a Sept. 3 drug raid.

WBRZ-TV reported Tuesday that O'Neal was the subject of a complaint filed by a drug suspect.

The television station was told that O'Neal roughed up a suspect.

O'Neal is a commissioned officer in the Los Angeles area and sometimes accompanies local deputies on raids.

Col. Mike Barnett said O'Neal is welcome to join deputies on future drug raids.

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