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Demonstrators protest police actions in Terrance Franklin's death

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Family and friends of Terrance Franklin were among hundreds of demonstrators who marched through downtown Minneapolis Friday to protest police and call for justice, MPR reported.

Franklin, 22, was fatally shot during a confrontation with police in an Uptown home on May 10. He was fleeing officers who suspected him in a burglary.

Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau said the department is still investigating the incident and details leading up to the shooting are still unclear.

MPR says protesters demanded an independent investigation of the incident and prosecution of the officers involved.

WCCO has video of the demonstration:
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According to many reports, sources suggest Franklin got a hold of an officer's gun, leaving two officers and police dog wounded before Franklin was killed.

A lawyer hired by Franklin's family, Michael Padden, doubts the reports, claiming it would be uncharacteristic for Franklin.

Padden also suggested racial profiling was at play in the police pursuit of Franklin. He said a neighbor’s video of the scene outside the home includes officers using a racial epithet in referring to Franklin, who was African-American.

In a statement released Thursday, Harteau called the racism allegations "preposterous" and "without merit."

KARE 11 and media partner MPR enhanced the audio in the video below:

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