Meeting about Minneapolis police shooting ends abruptly 13 Jul 18

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A community meeting to discuss the fatal shooting of a black man by Minneapolis police ended abruptly after his family members became angry.

Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension Superintendent Drew Evans planned to speak Thursday about the death of 31-year-old Thurman Blevins. But Blevins’ sister, Corey Blevins, told the crowd she wasn’t contacted about the meeting and she wasn’t OK with the bureau’s presence there. Evans ultimately left.

The meeting was organized by the Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage. Afterward, executive director Justin Terrell said the people hurting the most needed to be heard.

Authorities say two Minneapolis officers fired their guns after chasing Blevins last month. They say a gun was recovered at the scene, but some community members dispute that Blevins had a gun.