California police unions condemn actions of Minnesota officer in George Floyd's death

Rank and file police in California said they condemn the actions of Minnesota officers involved in the death of George Floyd

5/30/2020 1:21:00 AM

Rank and file police in California said they condemn the actions of Minnesota officers involved in the death of George Floyd

Rank and file police in California Thursday said they condemn the actions of Minnesota officers involved in the death of George Floyd.

SACRAMENTO — Police unions generally warn against quick judgments in cases of law enforcement violence, but in California, several representing rank-and-file police Thursday condemned the death of George Floyd and the actions of a Minnesota officer who knelt on his neck as he pleaded for air.

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Floyd died at the scene and the officer, Derek Chauvin, wasprosecutors said.The death has sparked violence and rioting in Minneapolis, where the National Guard has been called in, and protests in other cities, including Los Angeles.“What we saw on that video was inconsistent and contrary to everything we have been taught, not just as an academy recruit or a police officer, but as human beings. Reverence for life in every incident a police officer encounters must be the floor and not the ceiling,” the Los Angeles Police Protective League, which represents nearly 10,000 L.A. sworn personnel, said in a statement late Thursday.

Police unions in San Francisco, San Jose, and Oakland, as well as the statewide law enforcement lobbying group, the Peace Officers Research Assn. of California, put out similar statements, calling Chauvin’s actions outside of police training and castigating three other officers at the scene for failing to intervene. All four officers involved in the death have been fired.

Advertisementpolice chiefs, politicians and others across the United Statesweigh in with similar censure. But the statements from the police unions are notable because the organizations, charged with defending their members in cases of misconduct, are usually circumspect when it comes to commenting on in-custody deaths.

This week’s statements may reflect a shift in attitude for California law enforcement unions that have faced years of scrutiny as communities of color have accused police of unequal treatment, sometimes resulting in shootings that have regularly made national headlines.

“It’s a recognition that not speaking out on incidents such as this was and is a mistake,” Tom Saggau, spokesman for police unions in San Jose and San Francisco, said Friday.For years, rank-and-file organizations have largely taken the position that a rush to judgment in fatal police encounters is unfair and that video evidence can be incomplete or misleading.

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MOST SANE PEOPLE DO THE PROBLEM IS THE MEDIA + ANTI AMERICAN SOCIALIST LIBERAL DEMOCRATS THINK THEY CONTROL THE MINDS OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE NO THANKS THEY CAN SEE YOUR B$%^&T Rank and file police confederate cities and states they condemn the terminations of Minnesota police killers involved in the murder of George Floyd

Duh Appeasement to continue later as usual... This whole bipartisan corrupt regime must change! But stonks are heavily up. Is there any event left to just make the markets a red day? California police unions condemn actions of Minnesota officer in George Floyd's death, while some fascist police organizations prolifically condom these dicks.

They condemn his actions bc he didn’t shoot him. Unions are cool with shooting guys just not mma moves to kill Well, it may not be quite so simple. The coroner there announced he didn’t die of asphyxiation. May have been weakened heart in combination with drugs. This is the early word. I call that hypocrisy, because their words mean squat. police unions needs to have a higher standard for a police officer and have pride of the work they do. But they don't, they would defend these low life's because of dues & dishonor the real police officers

Autopsy ruled out asphyxiation by Officer Chauvin. CA police unions dont want their cities to burn. good decision. That ain’t a police officer but a thug in police uniform! Oh wow, they really are sheep.

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Minneapolis cop who knelt on handcuffed black man arrestedMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The police officer seen on video kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who died in custody after pleading that he could not breathe, was arrested Friday... The Minneapolis officer’s arrest comes after three days of protests, some of which escalated into violence as demonstrators torched a police precinct that had been abandoned by officers. Can you please fix your heading!!! Yamiche Have the reported the charges yet?

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