Lawsuit Seeks Release of Police Shooting Video
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union and the Minneapolis NAACP plan to ask a judge to force authorities to release video footage of the fatal shooting of Jamar Clark.
Clark was shot by a Minneapolis police officer on Nov. 15 during what authorities said was a struggle. But others have said Clark was handcuffed at the time.
The ACLU and NAACP are planning a news conference Tuesday to announce a lawsuit against the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.
The BCA has said some video from the night of Clark's shooting exists, but it will not be released until after the case is closed. The investigation is ongoing.
The death of the 24-year-old Clark prompted several protests, including an 18-day demonstration outside the police station.