Minneapolis police chief tells George Floyd’s family all four cops were ‘complicit’ in arrest killing – The Sun

THE Minneapolis Police Chief says the three officers who did not intervene as Derek Chauvin kneeled on George Floyd’s neck are “complicit” in his death.

"Mr Floyd died in our hands and so I see that as being complicit," Chief Medaria Arradondo told CNN Sunday.


"Silence and inaction, you're complicit. If there was one solitary voice that would have intervened … that's what I would have hoped for."

He added he had “never experienced" anything like the George Floyd case in his career, and said he had a “visceral” reaction to watching the video of his death.



Arradondo was responding to a question from a reporter on behalf of Floyd's family.

"There are absolute truths in life … the killing of Mr Floyd was an absolute truth that it was wrong," Arradondo said.

"I did not need days or weeks or months or processes or bureaucracies to tell me that what occurred out here last Monday was wrong."

Derek Chauvin, 44, was charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in connection with Floyd’s death last Monday.

In a video taken of Floyd’s death, Chauvin was seen kneeling on the back of Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes as he pleaded for his life and said “I can’t breathe.”

Since then, riots have unfurled across the US by those protesting police brutality and racism — sparking the arrests of at least 4,100 people since Tuesday.

After he was arrested, Chauvin was originally taken into custody at the Ramsey County Jail.

On Sunday afternoon, the former Minneapolis police officer was moved to the Hennepin County Jail.

The death of Floyd, 46, has sparked peaceful protests, riots, and unrest across the country — and even the world, with demonstrations taking place in England, New Zealand, Germany, and Denmark.

On Sunday, a man was shot dead in Kentucky as he tried to break up a gathering, according to police.

President Donald Trump was reportedly moved to a secure bunker usually used during terror attacks as heated protests escalated across Washington, DC, as more than 50 Secret Service agents were said to be injured from protests.

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