Police won't face charges in shooting of black man, Minnesota

By REUTERS
October 22, 2016 02:40

Two Minnesota police officers involved in the shooting death of a 24-year-old black man will not face charges after an internal investigation determined they did not violate police policy and were justified in the use of deadly force, the Minneapolis Police Department(MPD) said on Friday.

Jamar Clark was killed during a struggle with Officers Mark Ringgenberg and Dustin Schwarze, who are white, in November 2015. The incident came at a time of intense debate in the United States over police use of force in minority communities and Clark's death sparked protests where dozens where arrested.

"The officers will not be criminally charged and we have concluded there were no violations of MPD policy," police chief Janeé Harteau told a news conference on Friday.


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