Authorities announced Monday that they against the bar owner who shot and killed protester James Scurlock in Omaha, Nebraska, on Saturday night.

Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine said he came to the decision after viewing video of the incident. He concluded that the white owner, Jake Gardner, acted legally in self-defense when he shot Scurlock, a Black 22-year-old protesting and , outside his Hive bar. 

“It is a senseless death, a loss of a young man’s life. It shouldn’t have happened,” Kleine said at a Monday press conference. But he added, “This decision may not be popular and may cause more people to be upset. I would hope that they understand that we’re doing our job to the best of our

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