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USA: No charges for officers involved in Jamar Clark's death01:38

USA: No charges for officers involved in Jamar Clark's death

United States, Minneapolis
March 30, 2016 at 07:23 GMT +00:00 · Published

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced in Minneapolis on Wednesday that officers Mark Ringgenberg and Dustin Schwarze will not be charged in connection to the shooting of 24-year-old Jamar Clark.

"The use of deadly force is justified if the officer reasonably believes that death or grave bodily harm to another will likely result if he does not act," Freeman explained.

Freeman maintained that, in this case, Ringgenberg "subjectively believed" that his life, and that of Schwarze, would be at risk. According to the prosecutors, Ringgenberg's interpretation of the situation was "objectively reasonable".

Clark was shot during an altercation with police officers last November and later died from his wounds. Minneapolis police say he became violent and resisted arrest but bystanders alleged that Clark was shot while handcuffed.

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Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced in Minneapolis on Wednesday that officers Mark Ringgenberg and Dustin Schwarze will not be charged in connection to the shooting of 24-year-old Jamar Clark.

"The use of deadly force is justified if the officer reasonably believes that death or grave bodily harm to another will likely result if he does not act," Freeman explained.

Freeman maintained that, in this case, Ringgenberg "subjectively believed" that his life, and that of Schwarze, would be at risk. According to the prosecutors, Ringgenberg's interpretation of the situation was "objectively reasonable".

Clark was shot during an altercation with police officers last November and later died from his wounds. Minneapolis police say he became violent and resisted arrest but bystanders alleged that Clark was shot while handcuffed.

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