Minneapolis Erupts Over Police-Related Shooting


A police officer talks with demonstrators in front of a north Minneapolis police precinct during a protest in response of Sunday's shooting death of Jamar Clark by police officers in Minneapolis, November 18, 2015. (photo: Craig Lassig/Reuters)
A police officer talks with demonstrators in front of a north Minneapolis police precinct during a protest in response of Sunday’s shooting death of Jamar Clark by police officers in Minneapolis, November 18, 2015. (photo: Craig Lassig/Reuters)

 

Josh Sanburn | TIME | Reader Supported News | November 20, 2015

as Jamar Clark handcuffed when he was shot and killed by police?

That’s the question many Minneapolis protesters are asking after the fatal shooting of a 24-year-old black man in the early morning hours Sunday following a confrontation with police officers.

On Wednesday, hundreds of demonstrators demanding answers in Clark’s death protested outside of a Minneapolis police precinct headquarters, where police erected barricades, used pepper spray against demonstrators, and attempted to take down a makeshift camp created by protesters, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Some protesters threw rocks and bricks at police and several officers were injured. Dozens of protesters have been arrested over four days of demonstrations.

The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, a state agency investigating the case, publicly released the identities of the two officers involved in the shooting on Wednesday—Mark Ringgenberg, 30, and Dustin Schwarze, 28. According to the Associated Press, the two officers have each had seven years of law enforcement experience, 13 months of that with the Minneapolis Police Department.

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