Protesters to Demand Prosecution of Minneapolis Officers
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A group of protesters plans to rally in downtown Minneapolis to press Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman to prosecute two police officers who fatally shot a black man last year.
The Twin Cities Coalition 4 Justice 4 Jamar Clark will begin protesting at the Hennepin County Government Center on Friday at noon. Organizers say they will later go to Freeman's office to voice their demands.
They want Freeman to make the charging decision rather than relying on a grand jury, as he has said he would.
The 24-year-old Clark was fatally shot in north Minneapolis on Nov. 15 during what police said was a struggle. Some community members have alleged Clark was handcuffed when he was shot, which police have disputed.