Community marks 1 year since Amir Locke’s death

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Thursday afternoon, several community groups came together to mark the anniversary of Amir Locke’s death.

Locke, 22, was fatally shot by Minneapolis police in the early morning hours of Feb. 2, 2022, while they executed a search warrant at the apartment where he was staying.

The community groups joined Locke’s parents in holding a vigil and press conference in the Minnesota Capitol Rotunda to remember Locke and also urge lawmakers to pass a total ban on no-knock warrants. They also called for more body camera video from the shooting to be released and for Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison to reopen the case for prosecution.

It also came a day before prominent civil rights attorneys are expected to announce their intent to file a civil lawsuit against the city of Minneapolis for Locke’s death.

Locke’s parents reflected on their son’s death during an interview with 5 INVESTIGATES on Wednesday.

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