The Latest: Minneapolis NAACP president reacts to DOJ reportMarch 20, 2017 8:56pm

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on a Justice Department review of how Minneapolis police handled 18 days of protests in 2015 following the fatal shooting of a black man by a white police officer (all times local):

3:50 p.m.

The president of the Minneapolis NAACP charges that police violence and harassment against black men is continuing in the city.

Jason Sole confronted Mayor Betsy Hodges and Police Chief Janee Harteau (juh-NAY' har-TOH') during a news conference that the city officials called to react to a Justice Department review of how their city handled 18 days of protests outside a police station in 2015.

The protests followed the shooting of Jamar Clark, a 24-year-old black man who died in a confrontation with two white officers.

Sole told the mayor and police chief, "Jamar should still be alive" and asked, "Does that report show that we're dying out here?"

Hodges responded that she wishes Clark were still alive, too, and that there hadn't been a reason for having the 18-day occupation.

___

2:30 p.m.

Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges and Police Chief Janee Harteau (juh-NAY' har-TOH') say the need for better communications is their main takeaway from a Justice Department review of how their city handled 18 days of protests outside a police station in 2015.

The protests were over the fatal shooting of Jamar Clark. The 24-year-old Clark was black and he died in a confrontation with two white officers.

Hodges said at a news conference that her communications with citizens about their strategy for a negotiated settlement to end the occupation peacefully came up short, and she apologized.

The report also found there was a breakdown in the Police Department's internal communications during the crisis, leaving officers at the station frustrated with the lack of clear orders and inconsistent direction.

Harteau told reporters the big lesson learned is "communication, communication, communication" across all levels in the department

___

10:15 a.m.

A federal review of an 18-day standoff outside a Minneapolis police precinct following the fatal shooting of a black man in 2015 has found problems with the city's coordination and communication.

The Justice Department's review Monday came at the city's request after the shooting of 24-year-old Jamar Clark.

Clark's death in a confrontation with two officers sparked weeks of protests that were largely peaceful, though one on Nov. 18 included skirmishes between officers and demonstrators.

The review found the city didn't have a coordinated response to the occupation and didn't have a plan for managing a civil disturbance as it became a long-term event.

The city's mayor and police chief planned to comment later Monday.

The county prosecutor and the U.S. attorney both declined to charge the two officers involved.

Page 1 of 1

More Stories Like This

Government: Ferguson making 'meaningful progress' in reformsThe Justice Department says Ferguson, Missouri, is making "meaningful progress" in enacting policing and court reforms agreed upon after Michael Brown's 2014 police shooting death
City sued again over protest arrests after police shootingLaw enforcement officials in Louisiana's capital face another federal lawsuit accusing them of violating the rights of protesters arrested after a black man's fatal shooting by police
This composite screen shot shows the Twitter page of 66-year-old Timothy Caughman featuring his March 20, 2017, post and a photo he posted of himself in November 2016 after voting on election day, as seen on a computer monitor in New York on Thursday, March 23, 2017. The Twitter post was his last before being stabbed to death in New York while collecting bottles on the street. Police say James Harris Jackson, a white U.S. Army veteran from Baltimore bent on making a racist attack, took a bus to New York, randomly picked out a black man - Caughman - and killed him with a sword. Jackson turned himself in at a Times Square police station early Wednesday, about 25 hours after Caughman staggered into a police precinct bleeding to death. (AP Photo via Twitter)
Police: Random racist violence ends in death of black man
Police shoot, critically wound armed man in Washington, DCAuthorities say police in Washington, D.C., shot and critically wounded an armed man who confronted them
Police: 3 dead, officer wounded in Louisiana shootingAuthorities are retracing the movements of a man suspected of killing two women before he was fatally shot by police in Louisiana
City of Chicago Attorney Lisette Mojica, second from right, answers questions from Judge Vincent Gaughan while standing with defense attorney Dan Herbert, left and defendant former Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke, during a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Courts Building Thursday, March 23, 2017 in Chicago. A grand jury has added 16 counts of aggravated battery with a firearm to the first-degree murder charges against Van Dyke accused in the 2014 fatal shooting of a black 17-year-old. (Nancy Stone/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)
Chicago cop faces new charges in shooting of black teen
This component is currently unavailable.
AdChoices

Related Searches

Related Searches

Most Popular

AdChoices