- Associated Press - Monday, February 29, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is denying the agency violated public access to video footage from the night a black man was fatally shot by Minneapolis police.

The Minnesota chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union and the Minneapolis NAACP sued last month to force authorities to release the video.

In a response Monday, the Star Tribune (https://strib.mn/216fDCH ) reports the BCA repeatedly cited state data practices law for denying the request.

Twenty-four-year-old Jamar Clark was fatally shot by a Minneapolis officer on Nov. 15 during what authorities said was a struggle. But others have said Clark was handcuffed at the time - an assertion denied by the police union.

The BCA said in November that it had video from several sources, but none showed the incident in its entirety.

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Information from: Star Tribune, https://www.startribune.com


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