U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Minnesota
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November 17, 2015

Joint Statement of the United States Attorney for the District of Minnesota Andrew M. Luger, Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Vanita Gupta, and Special Agent in Charge of the Minneapolis Division of the FBI Richard T. Thornton

Joint Statement of the United States Attorney for the District of Minnesota Andrew M. Luger, Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Vanita Gupta and Special Agent in Charge of the Minneapolis Division of the FBI Richard T. Thornton:

“The Department received a request yesterday from Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges asking the FBI and Department of Justice to initiate a criminal civil rights investigation into the police-involved shooting of Jamar Clark. This federal investigation will be conducted by the FBI and will be concurrent to the state’s investigation. The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Minnesota and prosecutors with the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division will independently review all evidence to determine if Mr. Clark’s death involved any prosecutable violations of federal criminal civil rights statutes. We ask for cooperation from any witnesses who believe they have information about the shooting and we urge calm throughout our community while investigators seek to determine the facts. As the investigation is ongoing the Department will have no further comment.”

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