Minneapolis to release police shooting video by end of July

Published 8:00 pm Sunday, July 22, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS — Minneapolis’ mayor said body camera video of a fatal police shooting of a black man will be released by the end of July.

Jacob Frey made the announcement Friday. Community members have called for footage from the June 23 shooting of Thurman Blevins to be released.

Authorities have said two Minneapolis officers fired their guns after chasing Blevins into an alley. They said a gun was recovered at the scene, but some community members have disputed that Blevins was armed.

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Frey said earlier that he would release the footage once key witness interviews were completed and Blevins’ family was consulted. He said he now has confidence the video will be released before month’s end.

Officers Justin Schmidt and Ryan Kelly have been on leave since the shooting.