Grand jury makes decision in Terrance Franklin's death

9:57 PM, Sep 19, 2013   |    comments
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MINNEAPOLIS - A Hennepin County Grand Jury has decided there is not enough evidence to pursue charges against the police officers in the shooting death of 22-year-old Terrance Franklin. 

Franklin died in May from gunshot wounds after scuffling with police officers in the basement of a Minneapolis home. Two officers were also wounded during the confrontation. Minneapolis Police say Franklin grabbed for an officer's gun during the struggle and was shot. Franklin's family disputes the police account. 

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said the grand jury reached its decision after two days of testimony and 19 witnesses.

During a late afternoon news conference Freeman said the 19 witnesses were 11 law enforcement members, four experts and four civilians.

Freeman added that the investigation was "thorough" and "complete" and the jurors ruled that there was not enough evidence to criminally charge any police officers. 

Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau and other police officials plan to hold a news conference at 7 p.m. Thursday on the Terrance Franklin case.


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