Grand jury declines to indict officer
MINNEAPOLIS -- A Hennepin County grand jury has declined to indict a Minneapolis police officer who shot a 15-year-old boy to death following a chase last summer.
Officer John Ochs fired at Abdullah K. Simmons when Simmons, with a pistol in his hand, came toward Ochs and his partner on July 29, authorities have said.
Authorities said Simmons had been riding with Antwan D. Thomas, 27, in a car that had been chased through two north Minneapolis neighborhoods by police.
Thomas, who is a gang member, according to the Minnesota Gang Strike Force, pleaded guilty to assault for firing shots at another officer during the incident, hitting the officer in the leg.