The mayor of Minneapolis (Minnesota, USA) Jacob fry June 6, opposed the proposal to disband the city’s police Department after the murder of an African-American George Floyd. According to local newspaper the Star Tribune, he stated that protesters who came to his house.
The mayor’s words aroused the indignation of the audience. They began chanting: “Go home, Jacob!” When fry left the scene, the protesters began to shout: “Shame!”
Later, the mayor notedthat he opposes the dissolution of the management, as many people are still in need of police assistance “in cases of domestic violence or other difficult situations.”
As noted by the Associated Press, community activists for years criticized the police Department Minneapolis, accusing law enforcement of racism and cruelty. The Agency says that in recent US history there are precedents for the complete elimination of police departments because of similar scandals: in 2000 in Compton (California), in 2012-m – Camden (state of NJ).
African American George Floyd died in Minneapolis on may 25 after a tough police detention. Forensic examination confirmed that the death was caused by strangulation (a police officer with his knee pinned Floyd to the asphalt, becoming on his neck). Involved in the arrest of a COP was later charged.
The death of Floyd provoked mass protests (sometimes with riots and acts of vandalism), first in Minneapolis and then in the whole country.
The city of Minneapolis announced the beginning of investigations into possible abuses by the police. On 5 June, the city Council forbade the police to use any chokes or techniques that limit the area of the neck. 7 June, nine of the 12 members of the Council stated that the vote for the disbandment of the police Department, together with the public to create a new security model.