No dis­ci­pline for 2 of­fi­cers in slay­ing, which sparked protest

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - NATION+WORLD -

Two Min­neapo­lis po­lice of­fi­cers fol­lowed proper pro­ce­dure in a con­fronta­tion that led to the fa­tal shoot­ing of a black man in Novem­ber, and they won’t face dis­ci­pline, the city’s po­lice chief an­nounced Fri­day.

Chief Ja­nee Harteau said an in­ter­nal in­ves­ti­ga­tion found the of­fi­cers were war­ranted in us­ing deadly force in the death of Ja­mar Clark, 24.

Clark was shot in the head on Nov. 15 in a con­fronta­tion with Of­fi­cers Mark Ringgen­berg and Dustin Sch­warze on the city’s north side. His death set off protests that lasted sev­eral weeks, in­clud­ing an 18-day en­camp­ment around the area’s po­lice precinct.

A lo­cal pros­e­cu­tor and the U.S. at­tor­ney both de­clined ear­lier to charge the of­fi­cers — both white — in Clark’s death, cit­ing con­flict­ing tes­ti­mony from wit­nesses.

“These of­fi­cers did not dic­tate the out­come of this in­ci­dent,” Harteau said.

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