Protests Erupt After Black Man Shot by Police in Minneapolis

The mayor and police chief of Minneapolis have held a community meeting to address concerns about a police shooting that has prompted protests.

Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges and police Chief Janee Harteau convened a listening session Sunday evening.

Authorities said earlier that the man who was shot was a suspect in an assault and kept paramedics from treating his victim.

They said officers tried to intervene and a fight started, with an officer firing his weapon.

The shooting prompted protests after some witnesses said the man was handcuffed when he was shot.

Authorities have declined to release the man’s name, but the Minneapolis NAACP cited family members and witnesses in identifying him as Jamar Clark.

Harteau said after the meeting that “misinformation” is being spread about the case, but she would not elaborate. 

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