ACLU files lawsuit seeking video from fatal police shooting


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union and the Minneapolis NAACP are taking legal action in hopes of forcing authorities to release video recorded on the night an officer shot a black man.

The 24-year-old Jamar Clark died after he was shot Nov. 15 by a Minneapolis officer during what authorities said was a struggle. Others say Clark was handcuffed, and his death prompted protests, including an 18-day occupation outside a police precinct.

The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has said some video exists, but it won’t be released until after the case is closed. The investigation is ongoing.

The lawsuit says the BCA and the Minnesota Department of Public Safety violated the data practices act and asks that the video be released as soon as possible.

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