Durham city leaders ask SBI to expedite probe into deadly police shooting
DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — The City of Durham is formally asking the SBI to expedite the investigation into the police-involved shooting death of 34-year-old Frank Clark.
Clark was shot and killed by Durham police last month when the officers said Clark reached for his waist band during an altercation. Police also said they found a stolen gun.
Durham city leaders were in a closed-door session for more than two hours discussing the incident Monday night.
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As well as expediting the process, Durham leaders are requesting the SBI make the findings public when the investigation is over – similar to what was done during a deadly police-involved shooting in Charlotte a few months ago.
Durham Council Member Jillian Johnson says this decision will help build transparency for the Durham community.
“That’s a major issue for this city is not knowing how long this process is going to take