Protests have broken out in Minneapolis after a black man was shot and killed by police early Sunday morning. The incident has provided the local Black Lives Matter chapter with opportunity to advance their narrative. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports:
A man suspected of assault was shot on a north Minneapolis street by a police officer early Sunday while allegedly hindering emergency responders from aiding his victim.
The shooting ignited a chaotic scene of shouting and taunting bystanders who believed the man was handcuffed before police opened fire.
Police Chief Janeé Harteau said Sunday afternoon that her department’s preliminary information is that the man was not handcuffed when police shot him.
Police did not identify the man, but Nekima Levy-Pounds, president of the Minneapolis NAACP, said in a statement that he was Jamar Clark, a black man in his mid-20s, and that he had been “shot and killed” by police.
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Levy-Pounds also acts as a chief organizer for Black Lives Matter Minneapolis. Another organizer for that group, Jason Sole, was quoted addressing protesters massed in Minneapolis. Police and other authorities insist the suspect, Clark, was not handcuffed at the time of the shooting. As of the time of this writing, no video evidence has surfaced.