The Latest: Protests continue over fatal police shooting

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Posted: Nov 22, 2015 10:14 PM
The Latest: Protests continue over fatal police shooting

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The latest in the investigation into the fatal shooting of a black man by Minneapolis police that has sparked days of demonstrations (all times local):

9 p.m.

Protests are continuing in Minneapolis over the fatal shooting of a black man by a police officer.

Minneapolis Police spokesman John Elder says about 150 people were gathered Sunday night outside the department's 4th Precinct, near where 24-year-old Jamar Clark was shot.

Elder says there were no arrests Sunday and no reports of property damage. He says those gathered kept fires going for warmth amid freezing temperatures.

Protesters are calling for the release of videos of the incident.

Authorities say that there is footage from multiple sources but that it doesn't show the full incident and making the recordings public would compromise their investigations.

Police have said officers were responding to an assault call and found Clark interfering with paramedics. Authorities say there was a struggle and he was shot. Some people in the community say they saw him handcuffed at the time of the shooting — a claim police have disputed.

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12:45 p.m.

Funeral plans are set for a black man whose fatal shooting by Minneapolis police has sparked protests.

A cousin of Jamar Clark says Clark's funeral will be Wednesday at Shiloh Temple International Ministries in north Minneapolis.

Kenya McKnight says the service will start at noon and last an hour. A visitation will be held at the church before the funeral, from 10 a.m. to noon. McKnight says both will be open to the public and news media.

Protesters have been demonstrating outside a Minneapolis police station since Clark was shot during a struggle with officers who were answering an assault complaint last Sunday. McKnight says Clark's family hopes there are no rallies on the day of the funeral. She says the family "does not want it to be political."

Despite cold weather, protesters remain outside the police 4th Precinct office.

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1 a.m.

U.S. Justice Department attorneys are expected to fly to Minnesota to investigate the killing of a black man a week ago that prompted protests and calls for the two Minneapolis police officers involved in the shooting to be prosecuted.

A key issue during their visit will be whether authorities should release to the public videos of the fatal shooting of 24-year-old Jamar Clark.

Federal and state authorities are resisting releasing the footage, which is from an ambulance, mobile police camera, public housing cameras and people's cellphones, because they say it doesn't show the full incident and making the recordings public would compromise their investigations.

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says that he asked Clark's family and representatives of the Black Lives Matter group protesting his death to meet with the federal government lawyers, who he says are flying to Minnesota on Sunday.

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