No Action Against US Shooting Police

No Action Against US Shooting Police No Action Against US Shooting Police

Two police officers involved in the fatal shooting of a 24-year-old unarmed black man will not be disciplined, police in the US city Minneapolis say. Police say an internal probe found the officers were justified in using force against Jamar Clark last November. In March, police said officers would not be charged over his death. An attorney for Clark’s family has said they are “anguished and frustrated” that the policemen will not face discipline proceedings, BBC reported. Police involved in last November’s shooting said they were responding to an alleged assault by Clark and that he tried to seize one of their weapons as they were doing so. Clark’s death came after a series of fatal US police shootings involving African-Americans. Police said the suspect was not handcuffed and they were forced to shoot in self-defense. Their version of events has been supported by the Minnesota state Department of Criminal Apprehension. But witnesses insisted he was handcuffed and did not struggle with the officers. Minneapolis police chief, Janee Harteau, told a news conference on Friday that the two policemen did not violate any police policy and their use of deadly force was warranted.


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