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No charges for task force members in Winston Smith death


Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A central Minnesota prosecutor has decided not to charge two members of a U.S. Marshals Service task force who fatally shot Winston Smith Jr., a Black man, in Minneapolis. Crow Wing County Attorney Don Ryan said in a letter dated last week that the task force members were justified in using deadly force. Smith was killed on June 3 as he sat in an SUV at a Minneapolis parking ramp. Authorities have said he was shot after he fired at task force members who were trying to arrest him on a weapons violation. A woman in the SUV with Smith has said she never saw him with a gun. 

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