Hundreds protest after DA decides not to charge two Minneapolis officers in fatal shooting
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Hundreds of people have converged at the Hennepin County Government Center to protest the lack of charges against two Minneapolis officers involved in the fatal shooting of a black man in November.
Some demonstrators initially gathered at the site of the Nov. 15 shooting of 24-year-old Jamar Clark in north Minneapolis. Others gathered at a park on the southeast side of downtown.
The two groups marched through downtown and met at the government building, where earlier in the day a prosecutor announced that Officer Mark Ringgenberg and Officer Dustin Schwarze would not face criminal charges. Both officers are white.
The demonstrators have been chanting as they marched and carrying signs that say "Justice for Jamar" and "Black Lives Matter."
Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said the officers used necessary deadly force in a situation where they feared for their lives.