Minneapolis Officers Will Not Be Charged In Jamar Clark Shooting Death
Minneapolis police officers Mike Ringgenberg and Dustin Schwarze won't be charged in the November 2015 fatal shooting of 24-year-old Jamar Clark.By Jamal Andress | March 30, 2016
Two Minneapolis police officers involved in the shooting death of a black man will not face charges.
"This case is not at all similar to some of those seen around the country. In Chicago, Cleveland and Charleston, South Carolina. These officers were called upon to respond to a person who had assaulted his girlfriend and interfered with the paramedics who were trying to assist her. These officers did not have a chance to withdraw or negotiate," said Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman.
Jamar Clark, who was unarmed, was shot in the head during the November 2015 altercation. Witnesses allege Clark was shot while handcuffed, and some at the scene said the officers didn't need to shoot Clark.