Protests planned as investigation clears two US policemen charged with killing black male

WASHINGTON, March 30 (KUNA) — An announcement that no charges will be filed against two white policemen into the fatal shooting of a black male in Minneapolis, Minnesota, has sparked local anger with two protests planned, US reports said on Wednesday.
The verdict, announced by Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman, regarding the November 15, 2015 shooting of 24-year-old Jamar Clark after an investigation into the incident, has sparked public anger – particularly amongst the black community.
Plans have been set for two rallies later on Wednesday, organized by activist groups Justice4Jamar and Black Lives Matter, across two locations in the city, located in the Midwestern US state.
Freeman said that the investigation found that Clark was not handcuffed, contrary to eyewitnesses’ claims, during a scuffle with police officers Mark Ringgenberg and Dustin Schwarze.
Clark, who was unarmed, also had his hand on one of the policemen’s handgun, according to Freeman, and ignored repeated orders to remove his hand from the weapon. (end) sd.hb