Newspaper: Man killed by Minneapolis police had been punched by officer during July arrest

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A police report shows a man who was killed by Minneapolis police last month had been punched by an officer in July after resisting arrest.

Details of Jamar Clark's arrest are in a police report obtained by the Star Tribune ( ). The report isn't public due to an ongoing investigation and the newspaper did not publish it online.

The documents say Clark was arrested July 29 after a chase and an officer hit him in the face after he refused to be handcuffed. Clark claimed excessive force was used and he was choked until having a seizure.

Clark was involved in a Nov. 15 confrontation with police and died later. Officers said Clark was shot after a struggle. Others say Clark was handcuffed.

His death sparked weeks of protests.


Information from: Star Tribune,