African Americans living in Minnesota have reason to fear the local police. This was stated by the attorney General Keith Ellison, said may 31 The Hill.
To a journalist’s question, whether the African Americans in the state a reason to be afraid of the police, Allison replied, “unfortunately, Yes.”
He noted that many officers of the staff – great people and many of them believe the head of the police Department of Minneapolis, Medaria of Arredondo, who became the first African American in office, an extraordinary man.
However, as notes the edition, in 2007, Arredondo was at the center of the racial scandal, when, after his election to the Congress, the head of the police Union Minneapolis Lieutenant Bob Kroll called him a terrorist. Arredondo along with three other police officers filed a lawsuit against Kroll and accused the Department of racial discrimination.
Allison called Kroll a kind of “alternative head”, which undermines the good order in the Department. The attorney General also noted that the police Department is ready to reform.
May 25 after a tough police detention died African American George Floyd. The patrol suspected him that he paid with a fake $ 20 bill. After the death of a man in Minneapolis riots broke out.
Demonstrators took to the streets and began throwing the police with firecrackers and bottles. During the protests were looted shop, unknown persons set fire to several industrial and commercial buildings. One person was killed. Native of Floyd appealed to the protesters asking them not to allow violence.
The government decided on the introduction of the national guard. May 29, law enforcement authorities arrested police officer Derek Shovina, which used a rear naked choke against Floyd.
The protests began across the country. Because of this, in 25 cities in 16 States imposed a curfew.