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Family of Terrance Franklin: ‘We will fight’

Attorney suspects cover-up of one officer’s ‘anger decision’ 

By Charles Hallman

Staff Writer

 

 Click here for Terrence Franklin autopsy report file

 

After a grand jury decision to not bring charges against Minneapolis police for the shooting death of Terrance Franklin, his family still feels justice has not been done and plans to file a civil wrongful-death suit against the City in about 30 days. Attorney Michael Padden said during a September 26 press conference in downtown Minneapolis that the Franklin family still seeks “a leveled playing field” and will continue to pursue justice for their son. “The primary reason

 

that “They killed my son,” added Walter Franklin, Terrance’s father. The MSR afterwards spoke exclusively to Walter Franklin. “I technically can’t tell anyone how I feel about [losing] someone very close to you, this being your first seed,” said Franklin. Continue Reading →

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Family suspects police cover-up in Terrance Franklin shooting

 
Uncle says ‘crazed individual’ profiled in media is not his nephew
 

 

 

By Charles Hallman

Staff Writer

 

Something happened May 10 after he allegedly was earlier involved in a theft. Exactly what happened in the basement of that South Minneapolis house May 10, the day Terrance Franklin was shot and killed by Minneapolis police, remains a mystery to all but the police officers involved. Although the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) investigation is still ongoing, Franklin’s family still seeks answers to their questions nearly a month after his death. They question earlier police reports that say their son shot two MPD officers with a submachine gun. They also question the extent to which a racial element may have played a role in the man’s death. Continue Reading →

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