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BP: BCA releases names in shooting death; group protests in downtown Bemidji


December 3, 2018

A crowd marches along Minnesota Avenue in downtown Bemidji on Friday night, protesting the shooting death of Vernon May, 34, by local law enforcement. (Jordan Shearer | Bemidji Pioneer)

BEMIDJI -- By the time officials released the name of Vernon May on Friday, the world already knew he was the man killed during an officer-involved shooting two days before.

And, in that brief time, his name became a rallying cry on the Internet, the focus of local debate about whether law enforcement was justified in his shooting death, and the spark for a protest through downtown on Friday night.


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