Protesters rally before decision in Clark case

Published 4:06 pm Saturday, March 26, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS — A large crowd gathered outside the Hennepin County Government Center to demand charges against two Minneapolis police officers involved in the fatal shooting of a black man.

Twenty-four-year-old Jamar Clark was shot Nov. 15 during what authorities called a struggle. But some who say they saw the shooting have said Clark wasn’t struggling and was handcuffed.

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman has said he hopes to announce a decision on whether to file charges by the end of March.

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Clark’s father, James Clark, told the crowd at Saturday’s rally that he wants the officers to be prosecuted.

He says: “We are tired of all this … There needs to be justice.”

The rally was organized by the Twin Cities Coalition 4 Justice 4 Jamar.