Officers Identified in Fatal Police Shooting
The names of two Minneapolis police officers involved in the fatal shooting of an unarmed Black man have been been released to the public.
24-year-old Jamar Clark died after Officers Mark Ringgenberg and Dustin Schwarze responded to a report of domestic assault early Sunday on the city’s north side.
Both officers are seven-year veterans who have spent 13 months each with the city.
Police said Clark was a suspect in the assault. He was interfering with medical workers trying to treat the victim. He was shot when he got into an altercation with the police, according to investigators.
The state’s Bureau of Criminal Apprehension released no other new information Wednesday, according to the Associated Press. Police initially said Clark was not handcuffed at the time he was shot, but authorities later said they found handcuffs at the scene.
They are trying to determine if Clark was restrained when he was shot.
“We’re still examining whether or not they were on Mr. Clark or whether or not they were just (fallen) at the scene. That’s what we’re trying to ascertain,” state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension Superintendent Drew Evans said at a news conference Tuesday.
Clark’s death sparked mass protests in the city, with demonstrators calling for a discussion with officials to address police and minority tension.
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