"You're seeing the prosecutor's office, I think, looking at the fact that this was a police officer," Coates said. "What a reasonable police officer would have done, but also, whether this officer intended to get up this morning or have that interaction with Mr. George Floyd and cause his death." … [Read more...] about Why was ex-Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin charged with third-degree murder?
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“That’s really an important message, that being complicit, you will be held accountable as well as those officers that do the wrong thing,” Brown said. “It’s our duty to stop officers from doing the wrong things as much as it is for us not to do the wrong things ourselves.” … [Read more...] about Bay Area police unions issue joint statement on George Floyd killing
Because of Floyd’s “I can’t breathe,” comment, his death was quickly compared to that of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man in New York who died in 2014 after a white officer placed him in a chokehold while he begged for his life. Garner also told officers, “I can’t breathe,” a cry that became a national rallying point against the country’s long history of police brutality. … [Read more...] about White US Police Officer Charged with Murder in Black Man’s Death
A women claiming to be Scott’s daughter live-streamed the immediate aftermath of the shooting on Facebook — it has since been deleted — and claims that her father was waiting for the school bus to drop off his son. She said that she heard police shout at Scott, telling him to put his hands up before breaking the car window, tasering him, and shooting him four times. … [Read more...] about Protests Erupt After Police Fatally Shoot Black Man in Charlotte, North Carolina
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo has announced that four officers are now “former employees” with the department, following the death of George Floyd in South Minneapolis Monday evening. On Tuesday afternoon, the office of lawyer Tom Kelly confirmed they were representing one of the officers involved in the case, and confirmed his identity as Derek Chauvin. … [Read more...] about MPD Chief Arradondo: 4 Police Officers Fired Following Death Of George Floyd