Officials Unclear if Man Shot by Cop Was Cuffed
Minneapolis state investigators looking into the death of an unarmed Black man shot by police on Sunday are trying to determine if he was restrained at the time of incident.
Police initially said 24-year-old Jamar Clark, was not handcuffed when he was shot, but witnesses allege that he was restrained.
“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 died Monday, a day after being shot by Minneapolis police during an early morning dispute. Police said officers were responding to an assault call in north Minneapolis around 12:45 a.m. When they arrived, a man was interfering with paramedics who were helping the victim, officials said.
A struggle ensued and an officer fired at least one shot, hitting the man, police said.
Demonstrators held protests after the incident, and called for officials to release the name of the officer involved in the shooting.
Read more at the Associated Press.