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6 Facts About Shooting of Jamar Clark

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On November 15, 2015, Jamar Clark, a 24-year-old African-American man, was shot by Minneapolis Police in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Minneapolis is the county seat of Hennepin County, and larger of the Twin Cities, the 16th-largest metropolitan area in the United States, containing about 3.5 million residents.

African Americans are an ethnic group of Americans with total or partial ancestry from any of the Black racial groups of Africa.

BCA Has Partial Video of Jamar Clark Shooting by WCCO - CBS Minnesota

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Two police officers, Mark Ringgenberg and Dustin Schwarze, were involved in the shooting and were subsequently placed on paid administrative leave.

A police officer, also known as a policeman, policewoman, police agent, or a police employee is a warranted law employee of a police force.

Administrative leave is a temporary leave from a job assignment, with pay and benefits intact.

Video evidence from Jamar Clark shooting by FOX 9 News | KMSP-TV Minneapolis-St. Paul

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The night after the shooting, Clark died at the Hennepin County Medical Center after being taken off life support.

Hennepin County Medical Center is a Level I trauma center based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the county seat of Hennepin County.

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In response to the shooting, Black Lives Matter organized protests outside the Fourth Precinct police station that lasted for 18 days, as well as other protests and demonstrations in and around Minneapolis.

Black Lives Matter is an international activist movement, originating in the African-American community, that campaigns against violence and systemic racism toward black people.

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Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced that cases concerning officer-involved shootings would no longer be put before grand juries.

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On March 30, 2016, Freeman announced that no charges would be filed against Ringgenberg and Schwarze.

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