Why didn't Derek Chauvin take his hand out off his pocket and his knee off George Floyd's neck?
- Jas BLv 71 month ago
According to the report below "Chauvin had 18 prior complaints filed against him with the Minneapolis Police Department's Internal Affairs, according to the police department.
Only two of the 18 complaints against Chauvin were "closed with discipline," according to a MPD internal affairs public summary. In both cases, the "discipline issued" column indicated that a letter of reprimand had been issued in response.
He was not the only officer involved in the crime with Tou Thao had six complaints filed with internal affairs, one of which was still open, according to the public summary
Thao was also part of a 2017 excessive force lawsuit that was settled by the city of Minneapolis, according to a settlement obtained by CNN and an attorney for the plaintiff in the case.
The lawsuit was brought by Lamar Ferguson, who claimed in the suit that Thao and another officer subjected him to "cruel and unusual" punishment when they arrested him in October 2014.
According to the lawsuit, the officers used "unreasonable force," including "punches, kicks and knees to the face and body while Ferguson was defenseless and handcuffed." As a result, Ferguson suffered broken teeth, bruising and trauma, the lawsuit says.
The city would go on to pay Ferguson and his attorney $25,000 to settle the lawsuit on December 11, 2017."
Now we all know the police are subject to false allegations, but 18 complaints and already the police have admitted liability of a serious assault by Thao. What the hell were they still both doing wearing a police uniform?
- 1 month ago
We don’t know at this point. You’ll have to wait for trial
- Anonymous1 month ago
Because George Floyd was a violent criminal.