After the shooting death of Jamar Clark, Black Lives Matter demonstrators began camping out in front of the 4th precinct in Minneapolis to demand Justice for Jamar. In the wake of complaints from demonstrators, and videos showing excessive force, the ACLU-MN sent a letter to Police Chief Harteau calling on her to tell her officers to use more restraint.

In the same letter the ACLU-MN thanks Police Chief Harteau for allowing the demonstrators to continue their encampment at the 4th precinct, for releasing the names of the officers and for calling for an independent investigation into the shooting death of Jamar Clark.

Read the letter.