(AP) - Minneapolis Police Chief Tim Dolan denies allegations that a gun was planted on the body of a teenager shot by a Minneapolis officer in 2006.
Dolan issued a statement Monday saying that "no officer ever planted evidence in this case, and we look forward to proving that in court."
Fong Lee was shot in 2006 by a Minneapolis police officer, who claimed the 19-year-old pointed a gun at him. Lee was shot nine times.
Lee's family members claim Lee didn't have a gun. They sued in 2007 and the trial is set for May 1.
On Monday, Dolan notes the officer who fired was cleared by two different internal investigations and an independent grand jury.
He's confident the officer will be vindicated at the trial.
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