Prosecutor: No charges to be filed in fatal police shooting

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 20, 2017 at 12:24 p.m.

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DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina prosecutor says no charges will be filed against three police officers involved in a fatal shooting in 2016.

News outlets report District Attorney Roger Echols in Durham County said Monday that his office found no criminal wrongdoing in the Nov. 22 shooting of 34-year-old Frank Clark at a public housing community.

A preliminary report released last year said Clark reached for his waistband while being questioned at McDougald Terrace. Officer M.D. Southerland fell to the ground during a struggle, and officer C.S. Barkley shot Clark.

The four-page report released by Echols outlines physical evidence which includes particles characteristic of gunshot residue found on Clark's hands, and witness statements that led to the decision that no charges would be filed.

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