The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office has declined to charge a driver whose car hit a 16-year-old girl during a Nov. 25 demonstration on Lake Street in Minneapolis.
After reviewing all the facts from the investigation, prosecutors determined that the actions driver Jeffrey Rice took “did not reflect intent or actions that constitute a crime that could be charged,” the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office said in a statement.
Minneapolis Police have submitted the investigation findings to the city attorney for possible action but haven’t asked for specific charges to be filed, John Elder, the department’s public information officer, said Thursday afternoon.
The county handles felony prosecutions, while the city handles misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor offenses
Police say the girl was treated for minor injuries after a man, later identified as Rice, drove through a crowd at Lake Street and Minnehaha Avenue during rush hour.