Governor Says Video of Police Shooting is Inconclusive
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he's seen video recorded on the night a black man was shot by a Minneapolis police officer, but that the footage is inconclusive.
Dayton said Monday that he watched video recorded by an ambulance that was at the scene of Jamar Clark's shooting on Nov. 15. Authorities say the 24-year-old Clark was shot during a struggle with police, but some people who says they saw the shooting allege Clark was handcuffed.
Protesters and Clark's relatives are calling for investigators to release video of the incident.
Dayton says he watched less than a minute of footage Friday. He declined to describe it, but said it doesn't completely exonerate police or support claims that Clark was handcuffed.
Dayton says he described the "inconclusiveness" of the video to Clark's family during a weekend meeting.