Clark was shot on Nov. 15 in what police say was a scuffle with officers responding to an assault of a woman in which he was a suspect. Some community members who say they saw the incident allege Clark was handcuffed when he was shot, which police have disputed. State and federal investigations are underway.
Bishop Richard Howell praised protesters for pressure that he said helped get a federal criminal civil rights investigation and the names of the officers involved. Howell said what's needed now is a special state legislative session to address the needs of Minnesota's minority community.
"Jamar, your life did and does have purpose," he said to a standing ovation. "Your death is not in vain."
The funeral procession went past the 4th Precinct police station, where Black Lives Matters activists and others have been camped out for days. Vehicles in the procession honked their horns, and protesters shouted "Justice for Jamar."
A crowd of more than 100 people gathered at the site again Wednesday night, along with representatives from the U.S. Department of Justice.
Police have arrested four men — ages 27, 26, 23 and 21 — on suspicion of shooting five protesters after some protesters told the men to leave the site Monday night. Police said three of the men are white; the fourth man is Asian.
Court documents indicate the 23-year-old suspect called an old high school friend who is a Mankato police officer and confessed to shooting the protesters. The confession was described in an application for a search warrant filed in Hennepin County court, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported Wednesday night.
According to the documents, the suspect, who is white, told the officer that he and some friends went to the protest to livestream it when the altercation broke out, leading to the shooting. Authorities raided the man's Bloomington home and seized a dozen weapons. The Associated Press is not naming the man because he has not formally been charged.
Prosecutors are considering charges but won't announce a decision before Monday, the Hennepin County Attorney's Office said.