Group Seeks Officer’s ID in Minneapolis Shooting
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - An activist group is calling on police in Minneapolis to identify the officer involved in the shooting of a black man over the weekend.
Black Lives Matter says 24-year-old Jamar Clark was shot after police responded to a reported assault in north Minneapolis early Sunday. Police have said the man was interfering with paramedics who were trying to help the assault victim, and was shot during a struggle.
At a news conference Monday outside the city's 4th Precinct, Adja Gildersleeve and Kandace Montgomery of Black Lives Matter said Clark was handcuffed and not resisting when he was shot. The group is urging Mayor Betsy Hodges to ensure any video footage is released.
Police and city leaders say misinformation is being spread about the shooting. The state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating.