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Bruce Gordon, Director of Communications
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Jill Oliveira  651-793-2726
jill.oliveira@state.mn.us
 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 26, 2020
BCA Investigating Minneapolis In-Custody Death

​ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) is investigating the circumstances surrounding an incident during which a man died while being taken into custody by Minneapolis Police Department officers. The incident happened shortly after 8 p.m. on Monday, May 25, on the 3700 block of Chicago Avenue South.

The BCA would like to speak with anyone who captured video of or witnessed the incident. Those persons are asked to contact the BCA at 651-793-7000.

The name of the deceased person will be released by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office once formal identification and a preliminary autopsy are completed and family notifications have taken place.

The names of the officers involved will be released once initial interviews with incident participants and witnesses have taken place.

The BCA will present its findings without recommendation to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office for review.

The BCA is sharing investigative information with the FBI, which is conducting a separate federal civil rights investigation at the request of the Minneapolis Police Department.

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