Minneapolis Police Shut Down Protest

Riot police backed into a neighborhood street face off with protesters

Law enforcement has maintained that Clark was trying to disarm police during a physical altercation and deny witness claims that Clark was in handcuffs when he was fatally shot in the head. He was removed from life support on Monday and died shortly thereafter.

Members of Black Lives Matter encamp outside the Minneapolis Police Department's 4th Precinct, protesting over the death of Jamar Clark, Tuesday, November 17. They pulled down a pop-up shelter and doused a bonfire, prompting protesters to chant, "Shame on you!" before relighting the flame.

"We just wanted to clear the vestibule", Harteau said, adding that "we want to allow people to have their frustrations heard".

As the confrontation extended into the night, police used a chemical irritant to control the crowd of scores of protesters swelling outside the precinct office. Officials say they are looking into whether he was handcuffed after initially saying he was not.

Police say rocks and other projectiles were thrown during the protestant.

Objects were thrown at police soon after they began moving protesters, who said they were treated roughly.

Reports indicate that the move came after police received calls from people who were unable to access the police precinct Wednesday to make reports.

Ringgenberg is one of two officers identified Wednesday as involved in the shooting of 24-year-old Jamar Clark. The two men have been with the Minneapolis Police Department a little over a year.

The Minneapolis Police Department hasn't officially rolled out its body camera program yet, though it expects to in early 2016. The lawsuits were dismissed in both cases. "Nevertheless, Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau and I believe it assists the interests of transparency and community confidence in the outcome of this investigation to have your review and consideration of this case".

Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges, who was also at the afternoon news conference, said "emotions are running high in the community and they are running high for everybody in the city right now" and asked for patience with the investigation.

Police spokesman John Elder said that police are withholding the identity of the woman and details about her condition because "it is tied into the officer incident".

Dillon said she saw Clark after he was shot, a handcuff clasped around one arm.

Superintendent Drew Evans of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said videos of the shooting do not show the entire incident and will not be released.

People watching from nearby apartments say he was on the ground, not resisting and in handcuffs.

African-American males feel like they are targeted by police because, frankly, they are, ' Samuelson said.

Franklin was being chased by police in a suspected burglary when he broke into a home.

The reason for this protest, like so many others in recent years, are claims by so-called "eyewitnesses" that the man shot, Jamar Clark, was a victim instead of a perpetrator.

It isn't clear which officer fired the shot.

According to court documents, Ringennberg and another San Diego officer were accused of using excessive force in 2012. "Well, that bullet was sacked last night", Jason Sole, an associate professor of criminal justice at Metropolitan State University, told the local Star Tribune.

Referring to the fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown a year ago in Ferguson, Missouri, a former city council member said, "We don't want another Ferguson".

Minneapolis police Deputy Chief Medaria Arradondo said the department and is working hard to build trust.