No Charges For Minneapolis Police Officers In June Shooting Fatality

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On Sunday, officials released bodycam footage of the officer-involved shooting, which showed Blevins uncooperative - and armed.

"We're exhausted. We're going to tear this city up", one protester said. And it came by news release after he was shouted down at a news conference by community members where he had planned to detail the case.

Blevins' death and the officer's actions that day are being investigated by the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, which will then turn its findings over to Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman to determine if Blevins' homicide was potentially criminal. Investigators also recovered two cartridge casings they said were fired from the pistol: one at 46th & Bryant, near the location of the original 911 call, and another in the alley where Blevins was killed.

Freeman said it was "irrelevant" to his charging decision whether Blevins actually fired at the officers or not. Amid chants of "Black Lives Matter" at a news conference Freeman held on Monday, the family called for justice and for the officers to be arrested.

Reports had come in about a "light-skinned" black man in his 30s, around six feet tall, wearing a "white or grey tank top" and carrying a "black backpack".

Blevins proceeds to run from the officers. Minneapolis Police Department Chief Medaria Arradondo would not comment on the footage as an investigation into the shooting continues.

When the officers approach, one voiced that Blevins had a gun and ordered him to put his hands up. Officers in the Clark case were not charged. A longer statement put out by the county attorney's office stated that witness testimony, body camera footage and forensic testing proved that Blevins had a gun in his hand.

Hennepin County Attorney, Mike Freeman said on Monday, July 30, that Officers, Ryan Kelly and Justin Schmidt were justified in using lethal force in the chase and shooting death of Thurman Blevins on June 23, 2018.

"Officers Ryan Kelly and Justin Schmidt should be fired without pay and prosecuted to the full extent of the law", Brown said.

She said: "He didn't deserve to die".

The description: a black male with a black backpack and a bottle of gin.

Frey said he chose to release the video because he believes transparency is, "a necessity in good governance". An officer is actually able to see and hear much more than what appears on video.

"I haven't done nothing, bro", Blevins says. "Is he. black tank top, tapered hair. yeah". In the weeks and months ahead, we will undoubtedly learn more.

The auto comes to an abrupt stop. Both officers pursued, with Officer Schmidt leading.

Blevins reacted by standing up, dropping his dog's leash, and running away. He takes off down the street. "I will (expletive) shoot you!" one officer yells. But Case said he didn't see Blevins fire the gun. The suspect, later identified as Thurman Bevins, shouted back, "I didn't do nothing".

"Homie, please", he trousers.

About 45 seconds into the chase, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Schmidt starts firing.

Blevins then collapsed and blood began to pool beneath his body, as an officer kicked away a handgun that had fallen to the ground. State investigators say the officers found a handgun near his body, though witnesses questioned whether he had a gun. The video showed a bottle in Blevins' hand.

Blevins' cousin, Sydnee Brown, who has been a spokesperson for the family said the family saw the video an hour before it was released.

The two officers are on paid administrative leave.

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