Minneapolis Police Officer Laid to Rest as City Grapples with Rising Crime 

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Hundreds of police officers from across the country gathered in New Haven, Connecticut, on Monday. They gathered to pay their respects to Minneapolis Police Officer Jamal Mitchell, 36, who was killed in the line of duty last month.

Mitchell’s death is a visible sign of the ongoing struggles Minneapolis faces with rising crime rates and the aftermath of the “Defund the Police” movement.

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Death of a Minneapolis Police Officer

Officer Jamal Mitchell, 36, was one of two people killed Thursday in a pair of shootings that also left four people wounded, authorities said.

Minnesota authorities identified the gunman as Mustafa Ahmed Mohamed, 35, was also killed in the shootout.

The procession for Officer Mitchell highlighted the solidarity within the law enforcement community.