Judge rejects cameras at hearings for former police officers in Floyd's death

Judge rejects cameras at hearings for former police officers in Floyd's death

Floyd's death on May 25 while being pinned down by ex-cop Derek Chauvin sparked worldwide protests and violent clashes between Minneapolis police and demonstrators, including the torching of a police precinct on May 28.

"Had they voted the opposite direction, would they have hired security for themselves also?"

Three members of the Minneapolis City Council have been provided with a private security detail after receiving death threats for supporting proposals to defend the city's police department in the wake of George Floyd's killing.

News of the arrangement surfaced Friday, the same day the council voted 12-0 to abolish the Minneapolis Police Department, initiating steps toward establishing "peace officers" and a new "holistic" approach to public safety. Only individuals with "non-law enforcement experience in community safety services, including but not limited to public health and/or restorative justice approaches", will be eligible to hold the post, according to the amendment.

Cameras won't be allowed in the court docket for pretrial proceedings of the 4 previous Minneapolis cops who are billed in the dying of George Floyd, a judge has dominated. "Why are they pointing the fingers at everybody else?"

"I certainly understand if somebody was to tell me they're going to send a different type of officer for one type of call versus another, I certainly understand that, but it's hard for me to envision a world complete with abolishment of police officers when that's all I've known since I've been a child", Stotts said.

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He added, "You have to ask: Why do they want to get rid of the police when it's not best for the citizens to do that?" "If you can't remove the bad officers, developing a police agency that will be really hard".

He said reform was needed rather than dismantling the police.

Derek Chauvin is charged with second degree murder after being filmed kneeling on Floyd's neck for nearly nine minutes.

If successful, the amendment will appear on the November ballot for a vote in the general election. "We won't implement this for a year, we'll figure it out, '" Clegg said. The proposed amendment would result in "the creation of a new Charter Department to provide for community safety and violence prevention, and the removal of the Police Department as a Charter Department".

According to Fox 9, a city spokesperson said Minneapolis has so far spent $US63,000 to pay for private security for three of its council members: Andrea Jenkins, Phillipe Cunningham, and Alondra Cano.

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