- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 2, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minneapolis officials are asking for a federal review of how the city responded to demonstrations after a black man was fatally shot by Minneapolis police late last year.

Mayor Betsy Hodges and Police Chief Janee Harteau on Tuesday asked for an independent review by the Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. The program promotes improvements to officers’ ties with communities.

Hodges says the review would help the city know what was done well and what could be done better.

Demonstrators staged an 18-day occupation outside the Fourth Precinct station after 24-year-old Jamar Clark was fatally shot Nov. 15 during what police said was a struggle.

Minneapolis NAACP President Nekima Levy-Pounds says she welcomes a review of what she calls “egregious conduct” by police responding to the occupation.

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