Police won’t be charged in shooting of Amir Locke during no-knock raid

Posted on AllSides April 6th, 2022
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(Christian Monterrosa/AP)

The Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot Amir Locke during a predawn, no-knock raid in February will not face charges in the killing, prosecutors announced Wednesday.

In a statement, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison and Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman, who jointly reviewed the case, said there was “insufficient admissible evidence to file criminal charges.” They said they could not prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Officer Mark Hanneman, who fatally shot Locke, had violated the state’s use-of-deadly-force statute that authorizes officers to use such force.

The prosecutors also said...

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