A news channel in the US state of Minnesota is drawing ridicule from viewers and brewing controversy after its recent story about a local politician who they allege flashed a "gang sign" with a black man.

In the package, you see Minneapolis city Mayor Betsy Hodges and a young man pointing at each other during a photo-op. Local ABC affiliate KSTP titled the segment: "Mpls. Mayor flashes gang sign with convicted felon; law enforcement outraged". 

Below is a screenshot of Thursday's broadcast that some shared online: