BCA head to meet with Minneapolis community

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The head of the state agency investigating the recent police shooting of a black man in north Minneapolis plans to speak at a community meeting this week.

Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension Superintendent Drew Evans is expected to talk about how his agency investigates officer-involved shootings, and to review public details about the shooting death of 31-year-old Thurman Blevins.

Authorities say officers Ryan Kelly and Justin Schmidt opened fire after chasing Blevins into an alley June 23. Kelly and Schmidt were responding to a report of a man firing a handgun.

The Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage is hosting the meeting Thursday night at Webber Park in Minneapolis.

Activists and some of Blevins’ family have called for an outside investigation. They plan to hold a separate event Wednesday.