Minneapolis Officers Identified in Fatal Shooting
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Authorities have identified two Minneapolis police officers involved in the weekend shooting of an unarmed black man.
The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says they are Mike Ringgenberg and Dustin Schwarze. The state agency says both have been police officers for seven years, including 13 months with the Minneapolis department.
The BCA is investigating circumstances surrounding the death of 24-year-old Jamar Clark, who died Monday after being shot once in the head. Police say Clark scuffled with officers who had been called to the scene of a suspected domestic assault. And they say Clark, a suspect in that assault, was interfering with emergency workers trying to treat the victim.
Some community members have alleged that Clark was handcuffed when he was shot. Police have disputed it.
A federal civil rights investigation has also been launched.