No charges for officers involved in shooting death of Jamar Clark
March 30, 2016 - Uncategorized
Officials in Minnesota on Wednesday decided not to charge two police officers in the November shooting death of Jamar Clark, a 24-year-old black man whose death set off weeks of protests in Minneapolis.
A Minneapolis police officer fatally shot Clark 61 seconds after the officer and his partner approached Clark on Nov. 15.
Activists had for months said Clark may have been handcuffed, one of many issues they have with the way police handled the last moments of the man’s life.
Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said that accounts from police as well as the lack of bruising on Clark’s wrists indicated that the officers didn’t handcuff Clark. Read more…