A teenager shot by a Robbinsdale police officer during attempted assaulted in April pleaded guilty this week.
Tania Harris, 18, of Robbinsdale, was charged with second-degree assault. She will be placed on probation with 21 months in prison to serve if she violates the conditions of her probation.
Those conditions, and whether she has to serve any time in the Hennepin County workhouse will be determined by Hennepin County District Judge Elizabeth Cutter at her sentencing, following a pre-sentence investigation and a psychiatric evaluation.
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.
Harris and a young woman had been arguing for at least a day when she came to Harris’ apartment about 6 p.m. April 16. Harris’ mother and the woman were talking at the front door of the building and police had been called. Suddenly, Harris burst through the door and started chasing the young woman across the yard. Harris had a large kitchen knife and screamed that she was going to kill the woman, according to criminal charges. When Harris refused to stop or drop the knife, a police officer shot and wounded Harris.