Protest Over Minneapolis Police Shooting
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A handful of demonstrators remain camped outside a Minneapolis precinct station Monday morning as the investigation continues into the shooting by a police officer of a black man suspected in an assault.
The number of protesters dwindled overnight into Monday as rain and windy conditions moved in. A banner that reads "Black Lives Matter" has been erected at the site.
A man suspected in an assault was shot by police about 1 a.m. Sunday. Accounts from some witnesses that the man was handcuffed when he was shot led to outrage, sparked protests and prompted a community forum with the mayor and police chief. Police said their preliminary investigation shows the man was not handcuffed.
An investigation has been turned over to the state BCA.