State investigators looking into the fatal police shooting of a Minneapolis man during a scuffle have several partial videos of the incident but won't release them despite demands from protesters, an official said Tuesday, reports the Chicago Tribune.
Jamar ONeal Clark, 24, died Monday evening, a day after he was shot by police during an early-morning dispute, the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said Tuesday.
Some witnesses said Clark was handcuffed when he was shot, which police dispute. His death sparked protests including one Monday night in which hundreds of people blocked traffic on an interstate highway, leading to 42 arrests.
The BCA is investigating the case, but Mayor Betsy Hodges has requested a federal civil rights investigation. That satisfied one of the protesters' demands, but investigators haven't met two others: the release of any video and the identities of the officers involved.
None of the videos capture the entirety of the shooting, said BCA Superintendent Drew Evans. He said none of the videos will be released while the investigation is ongoing because it could taint the probe.