Jamar Clark: Full coverage

News reports, official documents and more on the fatal shooting of Jamar Clark, the protests that followed and the Minneapolis police investigation.

Protesters made their way out of downtown Minneapolis to North Minneapolis. Evening marches and protests began in Minneapolis following the announceme

Deadly force found to be justified in 61-second clash with Clark

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said evidence confirms officers' account that Clark grabbed one officer's gun and was not handcuffed when he was shot. Activists said some witness accounts were discounted.
The view of the Jamar Clark crime scene from the Elks Lodge across the street, where numerous people witnessed the incident.

Freeman cites wealth of evidence in no-charge decision

March 31, 2016
Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman says the evidence points to justifiable officer force after Jamar Clark attempted to take one of the officers' guns.
Jamar Clark's sisters Tiffany Roberson and Sharice Burns listen to Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman.

Reaction: Activists say police were aggressors in Clark confrontation

March 30, 2016
Activists immediately criticized Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman's decision to not charge the officers.

What we know about the death of Jamar Clark

March 30, 2016
Here is a roundup of the known facts about the Nov. 15 killing of an unarmed black man by Minneapolis police and its aftermath.

The Jamar Clark shooting: A timeline

March 30, 2016
A review of the events since the November shooting of Minneapolis resident Jamar Clark.

Hundreds gather downtown after Jamar Clark decision

March 31, 2016
DNA and other evidence confirms officers' account that Clark grabbed one officer's gun and was not handcuffed when he was shot, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said. Activists complained that Freeman discounted some witness accounts.

See for yourself: Evidence from Jamar Clark investigation

April 1, 2016
The Hennepin County Attorney's Office on Wednesday released the findings of an investigation into the Nov. 15 killing of Jamar Clark by two Minneapolis police officers.

North Siders await decision today on Jamar Clark shooting

March 30, 2016
The stakes are highest on the North Side, where many residents fear a decision not to indict the officers in the death of Clark is a foregone conclusion.

Tevlin: Mike Freeman's pending decision on Clark case: a lose-lose?

March 29, 2016
The Hennepin County attorney faces pressure on all sides over his pending decision in the Jamar Clark case, Jon Tevlin writes.

Hennepin Co. to stop using grand juries in police shooting cases

March 16, 2016
The Hennepin County Attorney's office will investigate and decide whether to file charges in such cases. The new policy applies to the Jamar Clark case.

As Clark decision looms, police say violence won't be tolerated

March 25, 2016
A 10 a.m. news conference is planned by the Minneapolis NAACP, the Twin Cities Coalition 4 Justice 4 Jamar, Black Lives Matter Minneapolis and Black Clergy United for Change.

Activists decry police chief's warning as Clark decision looms

March 26, 2016
A coalition of civil rights groups called for a rally and march Saturday in Minneapolis, ahead of a pending decision about whether to prosecute police in the fatal shooting of Jamar Clark.

Who was Jamar Clark?

March 30, 2016

Feds to review police response to encampment protest after Jamar Clark shooting

March 3, 2016
Minneapolis mayor and police chief requested the review by Justice Department officials.

Protests focus on grand jury's role in investigation of Jamar Clark's death

February 25, 2016
Skip the grand jury and charge cops in police shooting, activists say.

Mike Freeman to BCA: Expand probe of Jamar Clark's death

February 23, 2016
The Hennepin County attorney said "a number of things were not completed and they were sent back [to the BCA] to get done." He still hopes to have decision on charges by the end of March.

Minnesotans' views on police force divided along racial lines

January 27, 2016
Despite the divide in the latest Minnesota Poll, most Minnesotans — 86 percent — described relations between white and black residents as fair or good.

March urges community to keep fighting injustice on MLK Day

January 19, 2016
Hundreds of people, bundled in layers and faces wrapped in scarves, marched through downtown St. Paul to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday and speak out against injustice.

Protesters sue Mpls. claiming excessive force at Fourth Precinct

January 6, 2016
The plaintiffs say police struck them. The federal lawsuit is the first to come out of protests that followed the death of Jamar Clark, who was shot by police Nov. 15.

BLM protest at MOA, airport mostly peaceful; 13 arrested

December 24, 2015
After filling the mall rotunda and getting warned about arrests, demonstrators moved the protest to nearby light-rail trains, taking the Blue Line to the Humphrey Terminal.

'Justice 4 Jamar' coalition marches through downtown

December 20, 2015
A coalition of community members and organizations calling for the release of the video of Jamar Clark's Nov. 15 shooting by police in north Minneapolis — among other demands — rallied and marched Saturday in Minneapolis.

Handcuffing after shooting is standard police practice

December 13, 2015
It seems odd to some, but police say the practice ensures safety. Those incapacitated or killed by use of force may lie that way for hours, unless the handcuffs are removed for medical treatment.

City Hall rally, march push back after shutdown of protest

December 4, 2015
A police sweep of the Fourth Precinct encampment sparked the march on City Hall and then on to Northeast.

Hodges, Ellison call for end to vigil; BLM protesters push back

December 1, 2015
Meanwhile, felony charges were filed against four men suspected of being involved in the wounding of five activists with gunfire.

Officer in Clark shooting accused of excessive force in earlier case

November 30, 2015
Dustin Schwarze, then serving as a Richfield police officer, allegedly deployed a Taser and threatened to beat the passenger of a vehicle pulled over by troopers.

After days of unrest, hundreds gather for funeral of Jamar Clark

November 25, 2015
Clark's family members wore white T-shirts that read, "I Matter" as more than 300 people attended the noon service at Shiloh Temple International Ministries.

Social media offering picture of men who went to protest 'locked and loaded'

November 25, 2015
Days after a YouTube video went public, four men were arrested in connection with Monday night's shooting of five protesters.

3 men in custody, 1 released in 4th Precinct protest shooting

November 25, 2015
Protesters marched from the 4th Precinct station to downtown Minneapolis Tuesday afternoon. A 23-year-old white man was arrested in Bloomington at 11:20 a.m. Later, two more men turned themselves in. A fourth has been released.

Gunfire erupts at the site of BLM protest; 5 injured

November 24, 2015
Those who were shot sustained non-life-threatening injuries. Miski Noor, a Black Lives Matter representative, said that when protesters tried to herd a group of white supremacists away, three men started shooting.

Governor: Ambulance video of shooting is inconclusive

November 24, 2015
Minneapolis NAACP chief says remarks reinforce need for public to see footage from shooting.

As Black Lives Matter meets, it posts shooting scene video

November 23, 2015
Family says the funeral for Jamar Clark will be held Wednesday in Minneapolis.

Tensions between North Side, Mpls. police are longstanding

November 22, 2015
Some North Side residents see Jamar Clark's shooting as the latest example of the community's strained relationship with a police force.

Database of deaths after police use of force in Minnesota since 2000

November 16, 2016
More than 140 people have died in forceful encounters with law enforcement in Minnesota since 2000.

Harteau defends officers' conduct during protests

November 23, 2015
Minneapolis' top cop defended the conduct of her officers during the weeklong protests over the police killing of Jamar Clark, after Gov. Mark Dayton declared he would urge federal prosecutors to investigate "any matters…that may have violated the civil rights of any Minnesota citizens."

Gov. Dayton asks Jamar Clark's family to meet with federal lawyers

November 22, 2015
The governor asked the family of an unarmed black man shot and killed by Minneapolis police officers to meet with federal attorneys headed to Minnesota on Sunday.

Peaceful rally over fatal Mpls. police shooting draws hundreds

November 21, 2015
An emotional vigil and march culminated a week of protests over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man during a scuffle with Minneapolis police officers.

Minneapolis mayor takes heat over handling of fatal shooting

November 20, 2015
Mayor Betsy Hodges is walking a political tightrope as activists protesting the death of Jamar Clark push her to rein in police.

National NAACP leader cites 'criminal justice crisis' in Mpls.

November 20, 2015
Cornell William Brooks, who will attend a rally and vigil Friday, said his mission is "to lend body and spirit" to the activists in the street.

Protesters, police have tense night outside 4th Precinct HQ

November 19, 2015
As names of officers were released earlier Wednesday, Jamar Clark's death continued to spark angry protest.

Two Mpls. officers set to speak with BCA about fatal shooting

November 18, 2015
The head of the Minneapolis police union said Jamar Clark wasn't in handcuffs, disputing witness accounts. Another day of protests sought answers in the now-fatal shooting.

Anger builds after police shoot assault suspect in Minneapolis

November 16, 2015
The shooting ignited a chaotic scene of shouting and taunting bystanders who believed the man was handcuffed before police opened fire. Police Chief Harteau disputed that account.