MINNEAPOLIS - A jury has convicted a 25-year-old Brooklyn Park man of attacking a police officer.
Lance Carr was found guilty of first-degree assault in connection with the incident on Nov. 29, 2015.
Squad car video showed jurors in the trial the violent struggle between Carr and Brooklyn Park police officer Sean Hyman.
Police say last November Hyman was responding to a loud noise complaint. When Hyman arrived he talked to Carr and found out there was a felony warrant for his arrest. That's when the attack began.
The two struggled, Carr punched and strangled Hyman for more than three minutes. At one point, Hyman's gun went off, but no one was hurt. The assault happened in a residential area. People nearby heard the struggle and called 911. When other officers arrived they were able to take down Carr and arrest him.
Hyman was taken away on a stretcher. He missed about two weeks of work while recovering from his injuries.
The mayor of Brooklyn Park says the attack has deeply affected the community and he's calling for change.
"I've watched this video a few times. Every time I watch it I keep thinking the officer is going to die. As you watch the video even though you know the outcome I keep thinking at some point the view is going to change itself. As I watch I keep thinking that same thought over and over again until we change these interactions and we have a national dialogue about this and until we have that conversation about how we can work together these things are all too often common, " said Jeffrey Lunde, Brooklyn Park Mayor.
Carr's sentencing is scheduled for June 17. Hennepin County is seeking the maximum sentence of 10 years.