Protesters outside Colorado's State Capitol in Denver received a scare when someone apparently fired shots nearby causing the assembled group to flee. There were no injuries, authorities confirmed to ABC News.
Authorities have released the 911 call in connection to the death of George Floyd .
9:20 p.m.: Colorado protest marred by gunshotsProtesters outside Colorado's State Capitol in Denver received a scare when someone apparently fired shots nearby causing the assembled group to flee.There were no injuries, authorities confirmed to ABC News.
"Officers on scene at W Colfax Ave and W 15 st on shots fired in the area of the Capital. This is an ongoing investigation and the motive is unknown," Denver policewroteon Twitter.Leslie Herod, who is a state representative, tweeted about the incident as well. She added that someone was apprehended, though police have not confirmed any arrests.
The Capitol was put on lockdown, with Herod, who fled inside included. Herod told an ABC News producer she was not scared by the incident."No. This only makes me more resolved. We have more work to do," she said.People scramble for cover outside the Colorado State Capitol in Denver on May 28, 2020, after someone fired gunshots in the area during a protest of George Floyd's death. No one was injured.
People scramble for cover outside the Colorado State Capitol in Denver on May 28, 2020, after someone fired gunshots in the area during a protest of George Floyd's death. No one was injured.Provided8:31 p.m.: 911 call releasedThe 911 call made by the store owner who accused Floyd of using fraudulent money was released by authorities Thursday evening.
According to the transcript of the call released by the state of Minnesota, the caller -- a store owner -- told the operator that Floyd entered the store drunk and tried to pay for something with"fake bills." He later left the shop and sat on his car. It was there where police found him when they arrived at the scene.
"Someone comes [to] our store and give us fake bills and we realize it before he left the store, and we ran back outside, they was [sic] sitting on their car," the caller said."We tell them to give us their phone, put their... thing back and everything, and he was also drunk and everything and return to give us our cigarettes back and so he can, so he can go home but he doesn't want to do that, and he's sitting on his car cause he is awfully drunk and he's not in control of himself."
The operator then asked the caller for Floyd's race and sex."No, he’s a black guy," the caller replied."Alright," the operator said, letting out a sigh according to the transcript, before the caller asked,"How is your day going?"
6:25 p.m.: Investigation is 'top priority' for DOJThe Department of Justice has made the investigation into Floyd's death a"top priority," Erica MacDonald, attorney for state of Minnesota, said at a press conference.MacDonald said President Donald Trump and Attorney General Bill Barr are"directly and actively" monitoring the case.
"It is critical, it is essential, it is imperative that the investigation is done right and done right the first time," she said."And that is what we are going to do."No federal or state charges against the officers were announced at the press conference.
Hennepin County Attorney Michael Freeman asked for"patience.""Give us the time to do this right and we will bring you justice -- I promise," Freeman said.He said his office has been flooded with calls on the status of the investigation. The main question, he said, has been,"what're you gonna do about the murder of George Floyd?"
"We are going to investigate as thoroughly as justice demands," Freeman said.He called the officer's action"excessive and wrong," but said he needs to determine if it was criminal.Both MacDonald and Freeman called on the public to come forward with any information they may have.
There was a delay in starting the press conference, which MacDonald apologized for and said she was hoping to share a development but that it was not the right time.5:35 p.m.: City releases complaint history of 4 officersThe police officer seen in a video with his knee on Floyd's neck was involved in 18 complaints prior to being fired, according to records released by the city.
Derek Chauvin, who was fired following Floyd's death, was only disciplined for two of those complaints, according to the city records.The documents do not provide the details of the complaints or the disciplines.In an image made from video posted to Facebook, a Minneapolis police officer kneels on the neck of a man identified by a family attorney as George Floyd, May 25, 2020. Floyd died shortly after the incident.
In an image made from video posted to Facebook, a Minneapolis police officer kneels on the neck of a man identified by a family attorney as George Floyd, May 25, 2020. Floyd died shortly after the incident.Darnella Frazier via StoryfulTou Thao, who was the officer seen standing up in the video, had six complaints, one of which remains open, according to the records. Thao, who was also fired, was not disciplined for the other five complaints.
The other two officers who were fired, Thomas Lane and J Alexander Kueng, have had no complaints.5:15 p.m.: Governor signs executive order activating National GuardGov. Tim Walz signed an executive order activating the Minnesota National Guard following Wednesday night's protests.
Walz said the purpose of the National Guard was"to protect people, to protect people safely demonstrating, and to protect small business owners.""The anger and grief of this moment is unbearable. People deserve to be seen. People deserve to be heard. People deserve to be safe," he said in a statement."While many Minnesotans are taking extensive safety precautions while exercising their right to protest, the demonstration last night became incredibly unsafe for all involved."
The National Guard Adjutant General will work with local government agencies to provide personnel, equipment, and facilities needed to respond to and recover from the protests, according to Walz's office.There will also be about 200 members of the Minnesota State Patrol that will work with state, county, and local community and public safety partners. State Patrol helicopters and fixed wind aircraft on the ground will assist law enforcement officers, the governor's office said.
5:03 p.m.: Families of Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery issue joint statementThe families of Floyd, Breonna Taylor andAhmaud Arbery-- all of whom died after incidents with current and former law enforcement -- are demanding change and calling for government action to address this"national crisis."
"We're devastated about the senseless violence that has broken the hearts of our families," the families said in a joint statement."While we are grateful for the outpouring of love and support, it's important that now – more than ever – we use our voices to enact change, demand accountability within our justice system and keep the legacies of Breonna, Ahmaud and George alive. This is a national crisis and our government needs to take immediate and widespread action to protect our black and brown communities."
The families have called for a congressional hearing and a national task force to create new bipartisan legislation that is aimed at ending racial violence and increasing police accountability.This undated photo courtesy of Breonna Taylor family shows Breonna posing during a graduation ceremony in Louisville, Ky.
This undated photo courtesy of Breonna Taylor family shows Breonna posing during a graduation ceremony in Louisville, Ky.Family of Breonna Taylor via AFP/Getty ImagesThey will also present a case to United Nation Human Rights Committee for sweeping changes to the nation's criminal justice system. A date for when they would be presenting their case was not provided.Read more: ABC News »
I hope that everyone that sets a fire - dies in it For me, as a human, the call doesn't matter a flying flip flop. What matters is they killed someone who had his hands cuffed, behind his back/no danger. All of the cops present should be arrested for murder, just as the man in Georgia was who was filming the video. mpov
Documents surge showing officer Derek Chauvin receiving 600,000 dollar payment from C.I.A. director Gina Cheri Walker. Sources say that this is possibly linked to a form of 'domestic espionage' by the C.I.A. Stay tuned to CNN for updates. some MAGtard hit a protester with her car, then turned around in the middle of the road and ran him over in her car again. she's going to jail.
👇 “Protests” This is how racist liberals excuse violent rioting and looting that have nothing to do with the incident in question and only serve to destroy both those communities and any trust between them and the vast majority of cops who are good. Abhorrent racism practiced and repeated by the white man over the years in US..and then they tell you about human rights here and there..look insider.. disgusting . Likes law of jungle in the white man aginst all colors Pepole in in US but worldwide.
Who's gonna have to clean all that No more white cop ..... The China, sent congratulatory messages to wish the 50 states of democracy and freedom in the USA to rebel against imperial hegemonism, speak out for free humanity, and resist the end for crimes of aggression. Global humanity is your backing You, don’t stop.💪💪💪👏👏👏🤭🤭🤭
FREEDOM!!! Where is the fake 20 dollar bill? Was he really drunk? Why walk him to the other side of the street, move police car? Did police have body cams or car video? Did you play the tape when Justine Diamond called the police, only to be brutally shot by black policeman Mohammed Noor when he arrived to take the report? She wasn't even the one arrested. She was completely innocent. He killed her in cold blood. Where was your outrage?
Seems coordinated.... Just peculiar.. Why are you not calling this Urban Terrorism? That is what it is meant to be. People should concentrate on protesting and not burning down their own city oh, thank god AaronWorthing That was actually someone lighting their farts on fire Another city that has a liberal mayor is rioting and looting..
George Soros’ music Missed their protests of this Again, RIOTS are not PROTESTS. This is yalls crew, you gonna say something
George Floyd 911 Caller Claimed He Was Drunk, Paid with 'Fake Bills'The 911 caller who reported George Floyd to police claimed he was drunk when he entered their store, and allegedly tried to pay with counterfeit money. that’s just unbelievable and disgusting Wow.
NYC officials call for police probe of white woman's 911 call on black man in Central Park'Efforts to intimidate Black people by threatening to call law enforcement draw on a long, violent and painful history, and they are unacceptable,' the city's Commission on Human Rights said. NBCBLK Stop investigating and do something tangible, stop wasting ppl time and do it goddamn, we black folks don't have that luxury of being investigated while we walk free, we are sent to jail first and got invedtigated while we are there... Must be election year. Liberal media And Dems ramping up their sex, race, origin, hate agenda! I am honestly embarrassed to admit that I was a registered Democrat for eleven years. Crazy how important blacks and women become to the Dems and liberal media on election years Agreed because she blatantly lied!
Minnesota governor activates National Guard after George Floyd protests - Business InsiderBusiness Insider is a fast-growing business site with deep financial, media, tech, and other industry verticals. Launched in 2007, the site is now the largest business news site on the web. Yeah she better surround herself. Soldiers, do not act against the rights and interests of your countrymen. Do not be a tool of corruption and murder. RACISM is a Public Health Emergency! It is an evil philosophy designed to exert power over the darker hues of the earth. This pandemic (RACISM-20) has infected the human mind to the degree that we are forced to choose between believing the oppressor or our lying eyes!
George Floyd Minnesota protest updates: Governor activates National GuardThe police officer seen in a video with his knee on George Floyd 's neck was involved in 18 complaints prior to being fired, according to records released by the city. Just out of perspective, because I don’t know, how many complaints does an average police officer receive each year? 18 complaints? 18 opportunities to save George Floyd's life. 18 is a lot of complaints. The person who dealt with these complaints needs to explain why the 19th ended in murder.
George Floyd Minnesota protests updates: No charges announced as officials ask for 'patience'The Department of Justice has made the investigation into Floyd's death a 'top priority,' Erica MacDonald, attorney for state of Minnesota, said at a press conference. Let’s here the whole truth. So if you don’t get you way it’s ok to trash a city... To the FBI: I say BS. The video of the murder is more than needed to warrant arrests. Your just wasting time to fraudulently placate & blow smoke up the Minneapolis community. Trump & Barr ordered you to bury it! Get these thugs of the streets even as civilian This was the second rather obvious misstep by the authorities in the wake of the killing. They know it and so do we. However violence protest is less effective than persistent, unrelenting civil disobedience. Don’t squander this opportunity. minneapolisriots GeorgeFloyd
Violent protests, fires, looting and anger erupt in Minneapolis after George Floyd's death: What we knowAnother night of protests in Minneapolis following the death of George Floyd saw violence, fires and looting as Floyd's family calls for justice. Reeling? They acted like animals. I guess it's clear why many businesses don't want to build in these places. Arrest. The. Murderers. No justice, no peace.