State agency head meets with community after police shooting
Jul. 11, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The head of the Minnesota agency investigating the police shooting of a black man in Minneapolis is planning to speak at a community meeting.
Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension Superintendent Drew Evans is expected to attend a Thursday night meeting and plans to talk about how his agency investigates officer-involved shootings, and review public details about the shooting death of 31-year-old Thurman Blevins.
Authorities say two Minneapolis officers fired their guns after chasing Blevins into an alley in June. They say a gun was recovered at the scene, but some community members dispute that he had a gun. Community activists have been pressing for charges against Officers Ryan Kelly and Justin Schmidt.
Thursday's meeting is being hosted by the Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage.