- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 29, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Activists have posted a video response to Minneapolis’ police chief as the city waits for a decision on whether to charge officers involved in the fatal shooting of a black man.

Black Lives Matter Minneapolis and other groups posted the video Tuesday. The video urges police to refrain from using excessive force.

Twenty-four-year-old Jamar Clark was shot in November during what authorities called a struggle. But some who say they saw the shooting contend Clark was handcuffed. The shooting sparked an 18-day encampment outside a police precinct.

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman hopes to decide whether to file charges against the two officers involved in Clark’s shooting by the end of March.

Last week, Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau issued a videotaped message, warning activists that authorities wouldn’t tolerate violence.


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