A teenager shot by Robbinsdale police during an attempted assault in April was sentenced Tuesday to three years of probation and 120 days in the Hennepin County workhouse.
Tania Harris, 19, of Robbinsdale, will have the second-degree assault charge, a felony crime, reduced to a misdemeanor if she successfully completes her probation. Hennepin County District Judge Elizabeth Cutter ordered Harris take an anger management class and receive a cognitive skills assessment. A cognitive skills course may also be required, Cutter said, to help Harris "come to more effective decisionmaking."
Harris, who is the mother of a 14-month-old daughter, recently began a part-time job and is finishing high school. She will be permitted to attend school and work while fulfilling the requirements of the workhouse sentence.
Officers responded to Harris' home on April 16 on a call of a fight, when they saw Harris "burst" outside, chasing a woman with a knife and screaming that she was going to kill her. The criminal complaint said officers ordered her to stop and drop the knife; when she didn't, an officer fired two shots into her abdomen.
The incident spurred a rally by Black Lives Matter Minneapolis, pushing for police to be prosecuted. The officer didn't face internal discipline or criminal charges.