MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The latest on the investigation into the shooting by a Minneapolis police officer of a black man suspected in an assault. The shooting has sparked protests. (all times local):
Federal agencies have agreed to launch a civil rights investigation into the fatal shooting of a black Minneapolis man by police during a scuffle.
Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges had requested the probe. The federal investigation will be conducted by the FBI and will be concurrent to an investigation by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.
Twenty-four-year-old Jamar ONeal Clark died Monday evening, a day after he was shot by police during an early-morning dispute.
In a statement, federal authorities asked for cooperation from any witnesses and urged calm during the investigation.
The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office says an unarmed black man fatally shot by Minneapolis police died of a gunshot wound to the head.
The father of 24-year-old Jamar ONeal Clark previously told The Associated Press that his son suffered a single gunshot wound over his left eye.
Clark was shot early Sunday in a scuffle with officers, and died Monday. The medical examiner confirmed that Clark died at 9:25 p.m. Monday at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.
Some witnesses said Clark was handcuffed when he was shot. Police initially said he was not handcuffed, but authorities later said handcuffs were at the scene and they were trying to determine whether Clark was restrained.
Authorities investigating the shooting of an unarmed black man by Minneapolis police say they have several videos of the incident but none that show it in its entirety.
Jamar ONeal Clark, 24, was shot early Sunday in a scuffle with officers, and died Monday. Police say they were called to the scene because Clark was interfering with medical personnel responding to a domestic assault call.
Drew Evans, superintendent of the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, says video has been obtained from an ambulance, a mobile police camera that had been set up in the area, surveillance video and onlookers' cellphones.
But he repeated that no video would be released now because it might taint the investigation. Protesters have demanded that video be released, saying they don't trust investigators.
Authorities say a black man shot by Minneapolis police during an apparent scuffle has died.
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, which is investigating the shooting, said Tuesday that 24-year-old Jamar ONeal Clark died Monday evening. Clark's family had said he was on life support after the shooting early Sunday morning.
The shooting has sparked protests in Minneapolis, including one Monday night in which 42 people were arrested after the blocked an interstate highway. Some community members have alleged Clark was handcuffed when he was shot, which police have disputed.
Mayor Betsy Hodges has requested a federal civil rights investigation in addition to the state investigation already underway.
This story has been corrected to reflect that there were 42 demonstrators arrested at Monday's highway protest, not more than 50.
Gov. Mark Dayton says he's concerned about protests over a shooting by Minneapolis police that led to the hours-long shutdown of a major freeway and supports steps to prevent similar disruptions.
Dayton praised state and local authorities Tuesday for showing restraint and providing ample warning before arresting dozens of protesters Monday night as they blocked traffic with a sit-in on Interstate 94. He says the protest was "extremely dangerous" and put other lives at risk.
He wouldn't say if those arrested should be prosecuted, but that it depends on the circumstances.
The Democratic governor said he hoped a call by the Minneapolis mayor for a federal civil rights investigation into Jamar Clark's shooting this weekend would have calmed the situation.
An organizer of protests over the Minneapolis police shooting of a suspect who some believe was handcuffed at the time says all of the demonstrators arrested for blocking traffic on a busy highway have been released.
Forty-two people were arrested Monday night for ignoring orders to leave Interstate 94. Black Lives Matter spokeswoman Lena Gardner said Tuesday that everyone was booked and released.
Hundreds of people protesting a police officer's shooting of Jamar Clark on Sunday blocked the interstate and shut down the northbound lanes for about two and a half hours.
Authorities have released few details about the shooting, which has angered some community members after witnesses said the man was handcuffed when he was shot. Police say he was not handcuffed.
A small encampment of protesters outside a north Minneapolis police precinct is quiet following a demonstration that led to 42 arrests.
Hundreds of people protesting the shooting Sunday of 24-year-old Jamar Clark by a police officer near the precinct crossed onto Interstate 94 Monday night, bringing traffic to a halt.
A handful of protesters remain Tuesday. Supporters have been dropping off food and drinks.
A small bonfire is burning despite a persistent rain. A Black Lives Matter banner hangs over the police station's own sign, and an upside-down American flag is scrawled with the names of black men shot by police.
Protests sprung up after some witnesses said Clark was handcuffed when he was shot. Police said their initial information showed Clark, a suspect in an assault, was not handcuffed.