Officers in Terrance Franklin shooting honored for heroics in incident


Two Minneapolis officers involved in the high-profile shooting death of Terrance Franklin in May have been honored for their heroics during the disputed incident, the Pioneer Press reports.

The Purple Heart from the Military Order of the Purple Heart's First Responder Program was awarded to Officer Ricardo Muro and Officer Michael Meath in a ceremony Saturday. Both Muro and Meath were shot in the incident, suffering non-life-threatening injuries.

"Congratulations to both officers for their sacrifice, service and heroism," the department said in a release on its Facebook page.

The shooting happened May 10, when, according to police, Franklin fled a traffic stop in south Minneapolis and broke into a home near 27th and Bryant. Officers said during a struggle, Franklin grabbed an officer's submachine gun and shot the officers.

Franklin's family and friends disputed accounts of the shooting incident, and launched protests of the Minneapolis Police Department.

A grand jury cleared police of any wrongdoing in September.

Franklin's family said they are planning a civil suit, Minnesota Public Radio reports.

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