Prosecutor Says Officer Acted In ‘Self Defense’ In The Shooting Death Of Jamar Clark

By Zon D'Amour

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Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman has announced that charges will not be filed against officers Mark Ringgenberg and Dustin Schwarze in the shooting death of Jamar Clark.

Despite multiple witnesses claiming that the 24-year-old was allegedly shot while handcuffed, Freeman has determined that the officers acted in self defense.

Ringgenberg and Schwarze responded to a domestic dispute between Clark and his girlfriend in November 2015. Supposedly Clark was resisting arrest when the victim and Ringgenberg got into an altercation and ended up on the ground.

Here are the details of the officer’s account of the fatal incident via CNN:

During the scuffle, Ringgenberg landed on top of Clark, who then went for that officer’s gun, the prosecutor said. According to Freeman, Ringgenberg said when he felt his gun move from his right hip to the small of his back, he reached back to the top of his gun and felt Clark’s “whole” hand on the weapon.

The officer told his partner, “He’s got my gun,” Freeman said. “Ringgenberg believed he was going …read more

Source:: Black America Web

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