MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A county prosecutor in Minneapolis says it will be up to a grand jury whether to bring criminal charges against police officers in the fatal shooting of a black man.
Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman issued a statement Tuesday after repeated requests by black activist groups to make the decision himself rather than go to a grand jury. Protesters have said grand juries are unlikely to indict police officers.
Jamar Clark, 24, was killed in a confrontation with police on Nov. 15. Some community members say he was handcuffed, which police dispute. His death has sparked days of protests.
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