Prosecutors won’t charge Minneapolis officers for fatal shooting

Minnesota prosecutors said Monday that they would not file charges against two white Minneapolis police officers who shot and killed a black man, Thurman Blevins, last month.

Investigators found that the officers were justified in using deadly force because Blevins ran away, refusing commands to stop and show his hands, and turned toward the officers while holding a loaded gun. The decision came a day after police body-cam video of the incident was released.

Blevins’ relatives and friends said he posed no threat to anybody when officers responding to a call about someone firing a gun into the air came across him sitting with a woman and a baby, and ordered him to show his hands.

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