FBI Minneapolis
Public Affairs Officer Kevin W. Smith
(763) 569-8095
May 26, 2020

Statement Regarding Death of Individual in South Minneapolis

The FBI has opened an investigation into the Monday, May 25, 2020 death of an individual in South Minneapolis.

The FBI’s investigation will focus on whether the Minneapolis Police Department officers involved willfully deprived the individual of a right or privilege protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States.

When completed, the FBI will present its findings to the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Minnesota for consideration of possible federal charges.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) continues to conduct a concurrent investigation into the incident regarding possible violations of Minnesota statutes.

Anyone with information about this case is urged to call the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI (800-225-5324) or the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension at 651-793-7000.