Vol 56 Issue 21, Police, Police Brutality

Vol 56 Issue 21, Police

Minneapolis Police Now Requiring Officers To Undergo Ergonomics Training To Better Protect Knees

Minneapolis Police Now Requiring Officers To Undergo Ergonomics Training To Better Protect Knees

5/26/2020 11:13:00 PM

Minneapolis Police Now Requiring Officers To Undergo Ergonomics Training To Better Protect Knees

MINNEAPOLIS—Apologizing for a lack of oversight following the death of George Floyd after police officer Derek Chauvin pinned him to the ground, Minneapolis Police Department officials announced Tuesday that they are now requiring all officers to undergo ergonomics training to better protect their knees. “After reviewing video of the incident, we are disturbed by the officer repeatedly placing excessive stress on the knee joint, and will immediately implement stretching protocols to ensure this never happens again,” said a spokesperson for the Minneapolis police, noting that the officer’s actions were completely antithetical to the department’s standards for long-term joint health. “Frankly, the officer could have done permanent damage to his ACL while crushing a suspect’s windpipe like that. If our officers are going to be out in the field kneeing people in the neck over and over again, that’s a repeat-use injury just waiting to happen, and we must address it. We need to ensure all of our officers know how to act in a more dangerous situation where they may be required to lift with their backs.” The Minneapolis Police Department added that normally they would place the involved officer on desk duty, but in this case they didn’t want to risk causing further damage to his knees.

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'I Cannot Breathe': Man Dies After Encounter With Minneapolis PoliceA man in Minneapolis died on Monday night after an encounter with police. Video circulating on social media purportedly shows the man being pinned face-down on the street by an officer who appears to be pressing his knee into the man’s neck Police in this country are a health risk if you are African American When did they begin recruitment of kkks on the American police force?

'I Cannot Breathe': Man Dies After Encounter With Minneapolis PoliceVideo purportedly captured by a bystander shows an officer pressing his knee into the neck of a Black man lying face-down on the street. What kind of message did it send when the officers that killed Eric Garner were not held accountable? Context......... There was a time when this was shocking - now it seems like it’s a preferred method

FBI, Minnesota Authorities Probe Death of Black Man in Minneapolis Police CustodyFederal and state authorities launched an investigation into the death of a black man who appeared to suffocate while in police custody in Minneapolis after a Facebook video surfaced of the encounter. Expect another token 'investigaton' If you are calm you won't problems. Easy-peasy. if you're talking, you're breathing....it science

Black man dies in Minneapolis police custody after video shows officer kneeling on neckVideo from a bystander showed a white officer kneeling on the man's neck during his arrest as he pleaded that he couldn't breathe. Only in MN? We need a black VP! Now! SenKamalaHarris. Not two white people over 70. TakeAKnee

4 Minneapolis Police Officers Fired Over Death Of George Floyd, Man Pinned Down By CopBREAKING: Four Minneapolis police officers were fired following the death of George Floyd, a Black man who died after an officer kneeled on his neck while he was handcuffed on the ground, shouting that he couldn’t breathe. Fired is good, now let’s make it 4 arrests for murder THEY NEED TO BE ARRESTED FOR MURDER Now how about the arrests for first degree murder?

4 Minneapolis Police Officers Fired Over Death Of George Floyd, Man Pinned Down By CopBREAKING: Four Minneapolis police officers were fired following the death of George Floyd, a Black man who died after an officer kneeled on his neck while he was handcuffed on the ground, shouting that he couldn’t breathe. Good, now they need to be charged for murder Why do you need to use you knee? Are you serious? This is unbearable to watch. And people ask why people of color, are so angry? Look how were treated. Losing their jobs, isn’t enough. MURDERER. Lock them up!!!