Mayor: Federal Investigation Sought after Minneapolis Officer-Involved Shooting

The Mayor of Minneapolis announced Monday that the City is seeking a federal investigation into an officer-involved shooting of an unarmed black man.

24-year-old Jamar Clark was shot in the head Sunday by Minneapolis police. 

Police say Clark was a suspect in a domestic assault and was shot after allegedly interfering with paramedics who were trying to provide first aid to the victim. 

The shooting prompted protests after some witnesses said the man was handcuffed and not resisting when he was shot.

Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau and Mayor Betsy Hodges held a listening session Sunday to address concerns about the shooting. 

Harteau said “misinformation” was being spread about the case, but would not elaborate. 

Mayor Hodges says she has confidence in the investigators and the BCA, but that the city needs all tools available to them during the investigation. 

Governor Mark Dayton issued a statement saying he supports the request for a federal investigation. 

Meanwhile, Clark’s family says he is on life support after being shot above his left-eye. 

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