4 Minneapolis Cops Fired After Cop Crushes Knee Into George Floyd, Killing Him (Video)
Earlier on Tuesday, The Washington Standard reported on the death by cop of George Floyd after video showed that that officer crushed his knee for at least five minutes into the neck of the man. As Floyd, told the officer he couldn’t breathe, his partner wouldn’t even look at the man. Two other cops responding to the scene didn’t stop him either. Now, four cops have been fired and it looks like there will be huge pressure to bring charges against the officers due to the outcry from the family and community.
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, who is pretty much a tyrant himself, even acknowledged that the video showed wrongful doing on the part of the officers.
“Four responding MPD officers involved in the death of George Floyd have been terminated. This is the right call.” he tweeted.
Four responding MPD officers involved in the death of George Floyd have been terminated.
This is the right call.
— Mayor Jacob Frey (@MayorFrey) May 26, 2020
The local CBS affiliate in Minnesota reported:
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.
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey saw this entire video and called it “wrong on every level.”
“I believe what I saw and what I saw was wrong at every level. This does not reflect the values that Chief Arradondo has worked tirelessly to instill. It does not represent the training we’ve invested in or the measures we’ve taken to ensure accountability. Being black in America should not be a death sentence,” Frey said.
Here’s the video referenced.
Monday night, police officers in Minneapolis responded to a call over an alleged “forgery in progress.” When cops arrived, they found a man, who appeared to be in his 40s — who “fit the description.”
“Officers were advised that the suspect was sitting on top of a blue car and appeared to be under the influence,” the police statement said. “Two officers arrived and located the suspect, a male believed to be in his 40s, in his car. He was ordered to step from his car.
“After he got out, he physically resisted officers. Officers were able to get the suspect into handcuffs and noted he appeared to be suffering medical distress. Officers called for an ambulance.”
The man died soon after, the statement said, adding, “At no time were weapons of any type used by anyone involved in this incident. … Body worn cameras were on and activated during this incident.”
“My stomach hurts. My neck hurts. Everything hurts. … (I need) water or something. Please. Please. I can’t breathe, officer. … I cannot breathe. I cannot breathe.” That was followed by more groaning and as the last moments of life left this man’s body, officers did not help him up or remove the knee from his neck.
In an ongoing commentary captured in the video taken by Darnella Frazier, a male onlooker says, “That’s bulls—t, Bro. You’re stopping his breathing right there, Bro. Get him off the ground, Bro. You’re being a bum right now.”
“They kept telling us ‘if he can talk he can’t breathe,”’ Frazier wrote on Facebook. Sadly, the cops were wrong.
After watching the incident unfold and realizing that the officers could’ve gotten the man in the car in all this time, an onlooker makes a disturbing observation. The cops appear to be enjoying treating this man like this.
The man says the officer is “enjoying that. He’s a bum, bro. You could have put him in the car by now. He’s not resisting arrest or nothing. You’re enjoying it. Look at you. Your body language – you bum. You know that’s bogus right now.”
The female onlooker repeatedly urges the officers to check the subject’s pulse. “He’s not responsive right now,” a bystander says. “He’s not moving.”
After kneeling on the man’s neck for five minutes, an ambulance arrives and takes the man away. But he was already dead.
“You just really killed that man, Bro,” the male onlooker says.
Article posted with permission from Sons of Liberty Media