MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A police report shows a man who was killed by Minneapolis police last month had been punched by an officer in July after resisting arrest.
Details of Jamar Clark's arrest are in a police report obtained by the Star Tribune (http://strib.mn/1YZ6Xim ). The report isn't public due to an ongoing investigation and the newspaper did not publish it online.
The documents say Clark was arrested July 29 after a chase and an officer hit him in the face after he refused to be handcuffed. Clark claimed excessive force was used and he was choked until having a seizure.
Clark was involved in a Nov. 15 confrontation with police and died later. Officers said Clark was shot after a struggle. Others say Clark was handcuffed.
His death sparked weeks of protests.
Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com