MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — One year after the police shooting of an unarmed black man in Minneapolis, people continue to demand justice for Jamar Clark.
Dozens of demonstrators were in north Minneapolis Sunday afternoon to kick off a week of events to remember the 24-year-old. Clark was shot and killed last November after police responded to a call about a woman being assaulted.
There are conflicting reports about what happened in the moments leading up to the shooting.
On Sunday, Clark’s father joined the group “Twins Cities Coalition 4 Justice” to remember his son.
“It means a lot to me. It shows people care, people are tired of what’s been going on between the police department and the neighborhood and the people around and they are tired about it. They want something done about it,” James Clark said.
Last March, Hennepin County attorney Mike Freeman said no charges will be filed against the officers involved in the shooting because evidence did not support them. The officers have also been cleared by federal investigators and the Minneapolis Police Department.
James Clark says he’s not hopeful charges will ever be made, but says events like these help make a difference. He told WCCO he’s thinking of pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit.