Governor Dayton Meets With Jamar Clark’s Family [VIDEO]
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has met with the family of a man who was killed by police in Minneapolis and with leaders of a local Black Lives Matter group.
The meeting Saturday comes as demonstrators maintain their presence at a police station just blocks from where Jamar Clark was shot a week ago.
Protesters are demanding to see video of the shooting. Authorities say doing so could taint an investigation by the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. A federal criminal civil rights probe also is underway.
Dayton says that Assistant U.S. Attorney General Vanita Gupta spoke by telephone and reiterated that releasing the video would be "extremely detrimental" to the federal investigation.
Mica Grimm of Black Lives Matter-Minneapolis says she told officials at the meeting that the protest won't end until the community says it's OK.