Attorneys from the U.S. Department of Justice are in Minneapolis to investigate the fatal shooting of 24-year-old Jamar Clark on Nov. 15 by police. Police say Clark was a suspect in a domestic assault and was shot after interfering with paramedics who were trying to provide first aid to the victim. The police union has said Clark was attempting to grab an officer's gun.
The key issue during the DOJ visit will be whether police should release videos of the shooting to the public.
Federal and state authorities have thus far resisted releasing the footage. Cameras from an ambulance, mobile police camera, public housing cameras and cell phone footage caught the shooting. However, police say none of the videos show the full incident and that releasing them could compromise the investigation.
Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has asked Clark's family and representatives from Black Lives Matter to meet with the federal lawyers, the Associated Press reports.
Black Lives Matter and other anti-police activist have been holding sometimes violent protests outside of a Minneapolis Police station since last week.