FourFourThreeOne year ago, on August 16, 2016, a Minneapolis Police officer fatally shot a 25-year-old man named Robert Lee Hahn, who was standing outside a Walgreens grocery store in Minneapolis.
Hahn was unarmed and running away when police fired at him several times.
FourFourFourTwo police claim that Hahn tried to get away, and that he was shot while he was still moving.
In an attempt to justify their actions, the police released a video of Hahn running away.
The Minneapolis Police Department has since taken over the investigation and is now attempting to prove that Hahns shooting was justified.
Hahn’s death was recorded by his family, and has been widely covered by the media.
“I was scared for my life and I was scared that he would shoot me,” Hahn’s father told ABC News.
“He was just running around like crazy.”
In a video posted by the Minneapolis Police Chief on November 20, 2017, a police officer can be seen pointing his gun at Hahn and telling him to stop running.
After Hahn runs out of the store, the officer then fires his weapon several times, striking Hahn in the chest and torso.
A second video, released by the Police Department on March 22, 2018, shows Hahn lying on the ground in front of a store parking lot with his hands behind his head.
Officers have been called to investigate several incidents in the past year where they claim they have shot and wounded people who had run away from police.
According to the Minneapolis Public Defender Service, in 2016, there were four shootings by police officers and six cases of unlawful use of force against people with mental health issues.
Minnesota has a long history of using deadly force against its citizens.
On April 4, 1992, the state legislature passed a bill to require officers to wear body cameras.
This legislation was signed into law by Governor Jesse Ventura on April 17, 1993.
Four years later, in 1997, Minnesota became the first state to pass a law that would allow police officers to use deadly force to stop or detain people they suspect are armed.
More than 80 percent of the people killed by police in the United States were unarmed.
Police have faced criticism for their use of deadly force.
In 2017, Minneapolis police officer Eric Casebolt was charged with manslaughter and assault after shooting and killing Jamar Clark, who he believed was armed with a knife.
Last month, two Minneapolis police officers were placed on administrative leave following a fatal shooting of a man who had a knife and was resisting arrest.
The officer, Aaron Jones, who shot and injured Jordan Hill, claimed he had reason to believe Hill had a weapon, but the video showed that Hill was unarmed.