Minneapolis police chief says all four ex-cops responsible for George Floyd’s death

Minneapolis police chief says all four ex-cops responsible for George Floyd’s death

June 1, 2020

The Minneapolis police chief said he believes that all four former cops involved in George Floyd’s death bear the same responsibility, although only the one who shoved his knee into the man’s neck has been charged, according to a report.

“Mr. Floyd died in our hands and so I see that as being complicit,” Chief Medaria Arradondo told CNN. “Silence and inaction, you’re complicit. If there was one solitary voice that would have intervened … that’s what I would have hoped for.”

Arradondo made his comments to CNN reporter Sara Sidner live from a protest after host Don Lemon interrupted her to say Floyd’s brother Philonise wanted to ask the chief a question.

It was the first time that Floyd’s family has had communication with the Minneapolis Police Department since his death, according to Insider.

Derek Chauvin, who has been fired, was charged Friday with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

The three others, Thomas Lane, J. Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao, also have been booted from the force and remain under investigation.

Philonise Floyd wanted to know whether the three also will be charged.

“I wanted to know if he’s going to get justice for my brother, and arrest all the officers and convict them,” Philonise told Sidner, who then relayed the question on to Arradondo.

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