Officer Involved in Shooting Relieved of Duty
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis police officer has been relieved of duty pending an internal investigation after he allegedly fired a shot at a car filled with six people last month.
Police union president Lt. Bob Kroll tells the Star Tribune that Efrem Hamilton was relieved of duty Wednesday. He had previously been on paid administrative leave.
Hamilton was responding to a large downtown brawl and shooting on Nov. 20 when he fired a shot at a car that had crashed into his squad. The people inside the car filed complaints accusing Hamilton of acting improperly when he fired his weapon.
No one inside the car was hurt.