The Week (US)



Federal shooting: Protesters clashed with police last week after members of a U.S. Marshals task force fatally shot a Black man while trying to arrest him. In a city rocked by the murder of George Floyd last year and the April police killing of Daunte Wright in nearby Brooklyn Center, protesters blocked traffic and vandalized businesses after state investigat­ors said there was no body-camera footage of the shooting of Winston Boogie Smith Jr., 32. U.S. Marshals approached his parked car and say they fired after Smith, who was wanted for a felony firearms violation, shot at them; a handgun and cartridges were recovered in his vehicle. The U.S. Marshals Service has not used body cameras and prohibited them for local officers working with the Marshals. Following last week’s shooting, the Justice Department is changing its rules to require federal agents to wear cameras when executing arrests or searching buildings.

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