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Officers identified in killing of unarmed Minneapolis man

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities on Wednesday released the names of two Minneapolis police officers involved in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man over the weekend, and police later made a show of force outside a precinct where protesters have been encamped for days.

The state’s Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, which is leading an outside investigation of Sunday’s shooting of 24-year-old Jamar Clark, identified the officers involved as Mark Ringgenberg and Dustin Schwarze. Both have been with the department for 13 months and have been police officers for seven years.

Police released the officers’ personnel records, but their races were redacted because the public isn’t entitled to such information under state law. “We will not tolerate property damage or acts of violence against anyone,” she said.

3 killed, thousands without power in Northwest windstorm

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Cleanup crews took to the streets Wednesday in Washington state after a powerful storm killed three people, cut power to more than 350,000 residents and flooded rivers.

The winds on Tuesday exceeded 100 mph in some areas of the Inland Northwest, where fallen trees were blamed for the deaths.

A woman in her 50s was killed when a tree fell in Spokane.

Another woman died after a tree landed on her car on Highway 904 about 15 miles southwest of Spokane, and a man in his mid-20s died when a tree crushed his car as he was driving in Snohomish County, authorities said. The identities of the three people were not released.

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