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Posted inPOLICING & JUSTICE

Amir Locke lay under a blanket and held a handgun before Minneapolis police shot and killed him, as seen in a newly released bodycam video.

The bodycam footage shows a Minneapolis police SWAT team entering the apartment without knocking and shouting “police search warrant” before the shooting. The search warrant stemmed from a St. Paul homicide investigation, though Locke was not named in the warrant. Mayor Jacob Frey and interim Minneapolis police chief Amelia Huffman answered questions about the latest police killing in a press conference that followed the release of the bodycam video.