A woman who was with Winston Smith, a black man who was shot by two Minneapolis sheriffs earlier this month, said through her attorney that she had never seen Smith display a gun, contradicting law enforcement’s account of the shooting. The woman’s account contradicts claims by law enforcement and investigators that Smith showed Winston Smith a handgun, and she had never seen a gun inside the car at any time, Rasi Rodney, the woman’s attorney, said during a news conference Thursday. before the officers opened fire. State investigators also said that a handgun and a spent cartridge found inside the car indicated Smith fired his gun, and officers from six law enforcement agencies, including the offices of Hennepin and Sheriff Ramsey County, were part of the US Marshal Service task force that attempted to arrest Smith. On June 3 on charges of illegal possession of a firearm, state investigators said the names of Hennepin and Ramsey County deputies who shot 32-year-old Winston Smith, 32, during an attempted arrest on June 3 would not be released because they were working undercover. : Secret Representatives who killed a black man in Minneapolis will not be recognized ‘I will protect my brother’s name’: The family of a Minneapolis man killed by MPs demand accountability – Smith’s shooting has sparked a renewed wave of protests in a city that has been on the brink since George’s murder Floyd, the black man who was pinned to the ground last year by Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin. The protests also came in the wake of the police fatal shooting of black motorist Donnat Wright in a suburb near the Brooklyn Center in April, lawyers did not name the woman who was on a lunch date with Smith and called on the public to respect her privacy because it is she. He is recovering from this “deep trauma”. US marshals said the woman sustained injuries from broken glass as a result of the shooting, but her lawyers did not talk about her physical injuries. “We hope for claims of commitment to progress, transparency and accountability by the BCA and other law enforcement agencies that the killing of George Floyd will be made clear by their actions as we work to shed light on why Winston Smith lost his life last Thursday while on a lunch date,” Christopher Nguyen, one of the lawyers, said. The arresting organization, which is leading the investigation, said it was not aware of any video of the shooting and asked any bystanders who captured the video to come forward.The US Marshals Service does not allow body cameras to officers on this task force, and activists and Smith’s family have raised concerns about Lack of footage where they demanded transparency and accountability. The Floyd family said they now represent the Smith family. Storms raised concerns at the press conference about “lack of transparency due to lack of body cameras.” We are now asking the government to come forward and show us what they have to support this narrative they have created Which… is contradicted here today.” Nikima Levi Armstrong, civil rights attorney and founder of the Racial Justice Network, described it as “unacceptable” that U.S. Marshals still do not need to use the clause for body cameras. The city demanded that it stop allowing its officers to participate in federal task forces that do not require the use of body cameras, especially US infantry task forces, and said, “We don’t believe lies.” “We do not believe the false narratives of law enforcement. We do not believe the false narratives reported by our local media. We will not be complicit in the cover-up of the murder of a father, comedian, hip-hop artist, son, brother and friend.” Angela Rose Meyers, president of the Minneapolis NAACP, said, Police have a history of “covering up their crimes and using the BCA to do so.” She added, “Just because a video clip of Winston Smith’s murder didn’t go viral, doesn’t mean his life wasn’t important.” Meanwhile, Smith’s family honored his memory at a funeral on Saturday. “He was really a ray of sunshine—the kindest, funniest, most cheerful person,” Smith’s sister, Tieshia Floyd, said at the meeting, according to WCCO-TV. Her obituary on the funeral page said Smith loves spending time with friends. and his family, including his two daughters and son. “Winston was energetic and full of life, he was always very disingenuous and funny,” the obituary said. “He had a heart of gold, and he would help anyone in need.” At a press conference earlier this month, Smith’s loved ones remembered him as a loving father to his three children and a comedian who wrote comedic scenes on social media. She called for transparency and defended her brother’s character and history, saying: “My brother was kind.” “No, it wasn’t perfect. Neither of us. He was trying to turn a page but they took that away from him.” “I love my brother, and I don’t want the world to judge him for what is put out there.” “I will protect my brother’s name until justice is served.” Contributing: Associated PressContact News Now reporter Christine Fernando at cfe[email protected] or follow her on Twitter at @christinetfern.