Mankato Public Safety Director Amy Vokal responded Friday afternoon to a photo being circulated on social media of two officers, one of which has their knee on another person’s neck.

“The photo was taken in 2015 depicting officers Bill Reinbold and Ken Baker,” said Vokal. “We’re taking this moment to address the situation and will continue to do so in the future. We have reached out with the individual in the photo. At this time he refers to remain private and we will protect that right.”

Vokal says they are asking an outside, independent, legal consulting firm to review the situation to ensure an unbiased and objective explanation as to what occurred. Vokal asked the public to not draw any conclusions as to what they saw in the photo.