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No Charges Filed Against Two Minneapolis Officers In 24-Year-Old's Death

Protesters swarmed the streets of Minneapolis Wednesday after a prosecutor chose not to press charges against two police officers in the shooting death of 24-year-old Jamar Clark/WICS

Protesters swarmed the streets of Minneapolis Wednesday after a prosecutor chose not to press charges against two police officers in the shooting death of 24-year-old Jamar Clark.

Clark was shot and killed by officer Dustin Schwarze in November. According to the prosecutor, Officer Schwarze only shot Clark after another officer got into a physical fight with Clark and took control of the officer's gun.

The prosecutor says the officers acted in self-defense. Clark was African-American, and both of the officers are white.

"There is a tear that has ripped through our community. One that we cannot sew back up. Together as a city and as a people, we can walk through this tear to build what we all want: a city that's safe for everyone," said Betsy Hodges, Mayor of Minneapolis.

Mayor Hodges has requested a civil rights investigation from the Department of Justice. Clark's family says he was shot after he was handcuffed, but the prosecutor says there's no evidence that's true.

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