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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman says he will not rely on a grand jury to decide whether two Minneapolis police officers should be charged in a black man's shooting death last November.

Freeman says he will make the charging decision in the death of 24-year-old Jamar Clark. He also says he'll no longer use grand juries to decide any future police shooting cases in Hennepin County.

Clark died in a confrontation with officers who had been summoned to a disturbance, and his death set off weeks of protests on Minneapolis' north side.

Protesters had pressured Freeman not to use a grand jury, arguing they rarely decide officers should be charged.

Freeman said Wednesday that the grand jury process wouldn't provide enough accountability or transparency.

Two criminal investigations are underway in Clark's death.

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