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Tucson police to observe Wisconsin crowd control

(AP Photo-Arizona Daily Star/Kelly Presnell)

MADISON, Wis. -- A representative from the Tucson, Ariz., Police Department will be in Madison this weekend to watch how officers handle the crowds after Saturday's Final Four game.

There were no major issues for Madison police when 10,000 fans poured onto State Street after the Badgers beat the Arizona Wildcats last Saturday to advance to the Final Four.

Back in Tucson, Wildcat fans clashed with police in riot gear who dispersed the rowdy crowd with pepper spray and a video showed an officer rushing up to and knocking down a young woman who seemed to be merely walking with friends.

The State Journal reported an officer from the Tucson police command staff will observe how Madison police handle the crowd after Wisconsin plays Kentucky on Saturday night for a trip to the national championship game.

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