Mpls. has asked for outside help before probing police incidents

Scene at the 4th Precinct station
Members of Black Lives Matter and the community sat at the entrance and in the lobby of the Minneapolis Police Department's 4th Precinct station in north Minneapolis, Monday, Nov.16, 2015, in the wake of a police shooting that critically wounded a man over the weekend, in Minneapolis.
Renee Jones Schneider | Star Tribune via AP

The weekend shooting of an African American man by a Minneapolis police officer has once again sparked passionate protests.

City officials have asked state and federal authorities to investigate the shooting of 24-year-old Jamar Clark.

This is not the first time the city has requested outside help at looking into a high-profile clash between police and residents.

MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Minnesota Public Radio reporter Brandt Williams about recent police shootings — especially in Minneapolis.

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