Protesters demand videos of fatal police shooting

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Demonstrators protesting the death of an African-American man by a police officer in Minneapolis call for the release of surveillance videos that allegedly show the shooting. Diane Hodges reports.

Protesters demand videos of fatal police shooting

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Demonstrators outside a police station in Minneapolis call on investigators to release videos that allegedly show the fatal officer-involved shooting of Jamar Clark.

The 24-year-old man was shot early Sunday, November 15th, and was taken off life support the next day.

Investigators say there is no police bodycam or dashcam video available of the incident, but they have seized video from surveillance cameras in the area.

They say they can’t release those until they finish their investigation.

The city’s police chief met with the protesters Friday night in hopes of calming their anger, but without success.

Witnesses say Clark was handcuffed and unarmed at the time he was shot.

Officials have confirmed no weapon was found at the scene and that they are looking into whether Clark was handcuffed.

The police union said Clark had grabbed one of the officers’ guns, although the weapon remained in its holster.

Earlier on Friday evening, hundreds of people lit candles during a vigil for Clark.

Cornell Brooks, the head of the national civil rights group, N-double-A-C-P, called on the crowd to demand accountability for Clark’s death.

(SOUNDBITE)(ENGLISH) CORNELL BROOKS,SAYING:

“Brother Jamar can’t be with us but we can stand and seek justice for him and his family.”

Protesters marched two blocks down the street to the site where Clark was killed.

And then they returned to the police precinct, to resume the demonstration they’ve held there all week.

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