The national president of the NAACP will be in Minneapolis Friday afternoon for a rally and candlelight vigil outside the 4th Precinct police station.
Protesters have been gathering there since Sunday when Jamar Clark was fatally shot by Minneapolis police.
On Thursday, Nekima Levy-Pounds, head of the NAACP's Minneapolis chapter, said she's requesting that the U.S. government put the police department under federal receivership because of their handling of the investigation into Clark's death.
Police and protesters clashed on Wednesday evening.
This is the kind of conflict that the National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice is trying to prevent.
Earlier this year, Minneapolis was named as one of six cities that would be part of a $4.75 million pilot project funded by the U.S. Department of Justice.
MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Tracie Keesee, the national director of that initiative