Jamar Clark Shooting Essay

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Officers Identified in Fatal Minneapolis Shooting The two police officers involved in the fatal shooting of Jamar Clark, 24, have been identified. Jamar was said to be unarmed at the time of the shooting. The two officers have been identified as seven year veterans of the police force, but their race has not been disclosed. Both officers have been with the Minneapolis Police Department for thirteen months. The officers that were identified at the scene were Mike Ringgenberg and Dustin Schwarze. Ringgenberg and Schwarze were responding to a domestic assault report when they had an altercation with Clark. It was said that Clark was interfering with a victim receiving medical assistance and had a scuffle with the police officers. Clark was shot in the head by one of the officers and later died from the wound on Monday. Both officers were placed on paid administrative leave and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) will run the investigation on Ringgenberg and Schwarze.…show more content…
The videos from these sources are not being released, however, as investigators do not want the evidence to be tainted. When asked if the videos show if Clark was handcuffed or not, Department of Public Safety spokesman Bruce Gordon reiterated that the videos did not capture the whole incident. The head of the Minneapolis police union, Bob Kroll, said that he hopes the people saying that Clark was handcuffed “make a statement to the BCA on the matter.” He also believes that if those making these statements are lying, “they should be charged with a crime.” Drew Evans, of the BCA, says that it usually takes two to four months for an investigation, but the Clark case “has been given top priority.” The FBI has also agreed to conduct a civil rights
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