County attorney, BCA seek more witnesses in Clark death

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) are making one last request for witnesses of Jamar Clark’s fatal police shooting death to come forward.

The BCA turned the case over to the county attorney’s office in mid-February and Freeman has said he would like to decide whether to pursue charges by the end of March.

Witnesses or anyone with additional information about Clark’s death on Nov. 15 are asked to contact the BCA at 651-793-7000 and ask to speak with an agent.

Clark, a 24-year-old black man, was shot by police during an altercation on the 1600 block of Plymouth Avenue North around 12:45 a.m. Nov. 15. Police have said Clark was handcuffed, which has been disputed by witnesses.

The FBI is also conducting an investigation into the shooting. The Justice Department’s Community Oriented Policing Services Office (COPS) has also agreed to review the city’s response to the protests at the police department’s 4th Precinct station following Clark’s death.