FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) — An official says the police officer who fatally shot a man in Minnesota is on paid administrative leave pending an investigation.
St. Anthony Police interim police chief Jon Mangseth didn’t take any questions during an early morning news conference. He read aloud a brief statement the department issued earlier, then added that “the officer involved” had been put on standard leave.
Mangseth had said earlier that he wasn’t sure how many officers were involved in the shooting, which happened after a traffic stop.
He also said earlier that he didn’t have “much information” about what led to the shooting. Authorities have not identified the man who was killed.
A video posted Wednesday night on Facebook Live appeared to show an incident like the one police described.
The Associated Press couldn’t immediately verify the authenticity of the video. Mangseth said he had been “made aware there was a livestream on Facebook” but said he had not yet seen the video and didn’t know anything about its contents. He didn’t address it during the news conference.
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