GBBS Partner Andrew Noel called on to discuss Jamar Clark shooting
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.