MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — This is the fifth day that protesters have made their presence known outside Minneapolis Police’s 4th Precinct building.
Demonstrators have taken their message to the streets and faced arrest, while investigators figure out what led to the shooting of 24-year-old Jamar Clark.
Below is a look back at all of the events so far.
12:45 A.M. – Sunday: Police are called to the 1600 block of Plymouth Avenue north to help with an assault call. Police say 24-year-old Jamar Clark was preventing paramedics from helping the victim. There is a struggle and an officer shoots his gun — ultimately killing Clark.
4 A.M. – Sunday: Police held a press conference.
“A physical altercation took place with the suspect who was not in handcuffs,” Minneapolis Police Cmdr. Bruce Folkens said. “At some point during the struggle, an officer discharged his weapon, striking the suspect,”
In the hours that followed, witnesses would describe a much different scene – claiming Clark was handcuffed and unarmed in the lead up to the shooting.
Sunday Afternoon: Black Lives Matter Minneapolis organized a protest.
Sunday Evening: Protesters started camping out at the 4th Precinct.
Monday Evening: The protest moved to Interstate 94, blocking traffic and leading to dozens of arrests.
Tuesday: The FBI starts a federal civil rights investigation, while the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension announces they have video but none of it shows the entire incident.
“We’re still undergoing as to exactly how the handcuffs … came into the scene,” BCA Superintendent Drew Evans said. “There was handcuffs at the scene at the time, and that we’re still examining whether or not they were on Mr. Clark or whether or not they were just … at the scene.”
Wednesday: The BCA releases the names of the officers involved: Dustin Schwarze and Mark Ringgenberg. Both have been Minneapolis Police officers for just over a year, and both have been in law enforcement for another six years.
Police moved to clear protesters from parts of the 4th Precinct. Meanwhile, the police union says that Clark was reaching for an officer’s gun before the shooting.
By evening, the demonstrations escalate. Police use mace to try to disperse the crowd, while they resolve to stay until investigators release the surveillance video.
Thursday: Minneapolis Police Federation President Lt. Bob Kroll said Thursday that the victim in the initial assault call was taken to the hospital with a broken ankle and other injuries.