The Minneapolis Police Department recently concluded its internal investigation into the November 15, 2015 shooting death of Jamar Clark by MPD officers Riggenberg and Schwarze. The result: neither officer will be disciplined. As Andrew Noel stated in an interview with KSTP, the conclusion is not that surprising given that a high percentage of such outcomes end favorably for the officers. Now, the family has plans to bring a federal civil rights case against the involved officers. As Noel noted, the determination not to discipline would not dissuade him from bringing a civil case. However, the evidence must be analyzed properly using the objective reasonableness test to determine if such a claim is justified. The KSTP news story can be viewed here.
If you feel you have been a victim of police brutality, excessive force or other police abuse, please contact Andrew Noel or any member of the GBBS civil rights team for a consultation.