MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The most recent in the investigation into the fatal shooting of a black man by Minneapolis police that has sparked days of demonstrations (all instances neighborhood):
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has met with the family of a man who was killed by police in Minneapolis and with leaders of a neighborhood Black Lives Matter group.
The meeting Saturday comes as demonstrators keep their presence at a police station just blocks from where Jamar Clark was shot a week ago.
Protesters are demanding to see video of the shooting. Authorities say doing so could taint an investigation by the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. A federal criminal civil rights probe also is underway.
Dayton says that Assistant U.S. Lawyer Common Vanita Gupta spoke by telephone and reiterated that releasing the video would be “incredibly detrimental” to the federal investigation.
Mica Grimm of Black Lives Matter-Minneapolis says she told officials at the meeting that the protest will not end till the community says it’s OK.
A cousin of a black man who was fatally shot by Minneapolis police say her family members is recovering soon after “a very rough week.”
Kenya McKnight also says the family members is attempting to get a manage on dealing with “the dynamics of a scenario” that has integrated dealing with “police, the neighborhood, activists, the government.”
McKnight says a funeral for her cousin Jamar Clark has been scheduled for Wednesday at Shiloh Temple International in Minneapolis.
She says she desires folks to don’t forget that Clark “was loved he was cared for.”
He acknowledged that “he had flaws,” but says he was “on this path of acquiring his life with each other.”
Earlier this year, Clark was convicted of a felony count of terroristic threats and sentenced to 15 months in prison. His sentence was stayed for 5 years and he was out on probation.
Protesters are huddling around fires in freezing temperatures in the course of a demonstration a week right after a black man was fatally shot in a scuffle with Minneapolis police.
The scene was calm Saturday outside the Fourth Precinct headquarters down the street from exactly where 24-year-old Jamar Clark was shot.
Clark was shot early Sunday after police responded to an assault complaint. Lt. Bob Kroll, the head of the Minneapolis police union, has said that Clark had his hands on an officer’s gun. Authorities have stated no other weapons had been located at the scene.
Protesters are demanding to see video of the shooting. Authorities have mentioned it would not be appropriate to release the video because performing so could taint an investigation by the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. A federal criminal civil rights probe also is underway.
Workers have painted over anti-police graffiti on a Minneapolis police station where protesters have gathered for days over the death of a black man.
The graffiti was removed Saturday morning as protesters watched.
The police station had been spray-painted with Jamar Clark’s name and anti-police profanity.
They have been on the Fourth Precinct, where protesters have set up tents, fire pits and stools. It really is just blocks from where Clark was shot early Sunday soon after police responded to an assault complaint.
Union leaders have spoken at a rally in Minneapolis in help of activists protesting the shooting death of a black man by a city police officer.
Several dozen men and women attended the rally in cold weather to show solidarity with protesters who have been camped out all week considering that 24-year-old Jamar Clark was fatally shot in north Minneapolis last Sunday.
1 speaker, Alanna Galloway of the Communication Workers of America, says civil rights are workers’ rights.
Kyle Edwards of AFSCME Regional 3800, representing University of Minnesota clerical workers, says functioning class individuals are becoming aware that “we’re all in this together.”