Police chief 'absolutely sorry' over George Floyd's death after fiery protests prompt calls for peace

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Two days after the death of an unarmed black man at the hands of a police officer, protesters marched in the streets of at least three major US cities.

Minneapolis' police chief acknowledged Thursday his department had contributed to a"deficit of hope" in the city after the death of George Floyd -- and he and other officials called for calm following a night of destructive protests.

"I am absolutely sorry for the pain, devastation and trauma Mr. Floyd's death has left on his family, his loved ones," Minneapolis and the world, Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo said in a news conference."I know there is currently a deficit of hope in our city ... and I know our department has contributed to that deficit as a whole," Arradondo said.

CNN reporter describes 'chaos' at looted Target 03:48Fires eventually broke out at businesses in the area, including an AutoZone. Flames lit up a building under construction, one floor eventually collapsing.At a nearby Target, video shows people taking cartloads of goods and loading them into their cars. People also raided a grocery store. On Thursday morning its exterior glass lay shattered and the floor was littered with groceries as a interior fire sprinkler system sprayed water.

Store owner explains why police were called on George Floyd 03:17The 46-year-old man was arrested Monday evening after, police said, officers were called to investigate alleged forgery at a corner store called Cup Foods. Mahmoud Abumayyaleh, an owner of the store, told CNN a staff member called police to report someone using a fake $20 bill.Police arrived, and Floyd, a suspect in the incident, was handcuffed and pinned on the ground.

Witness gets emotional recounting George Floyd arrest 02:00Floyd was declared dead at a nearby hospital a short time later. A medics team that responded to the incident worked on an"unresponsive, pulseless male," according to a Minneapolis Fire Department narrative released by police. Minneapolis police have not yet released bodycam footage from the officers involved.

 

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For some the only way to learn that violence is not the answer is to meet violence with violence. Only then will they seek another way.

MLK, Rodney King, Eric Garner, Michael Brown Jr,Tamar Rice, Freddie Gray, Aubrey, Floyd, etc. Black & dead. Centuries with no change to how blacks are perceived. But no one really cares. We even elect a man that runs ads for death penalty. realDonaldTrump

Rioters!

1. The public trial of the murder of the police 2. Withdraw all charges of demonstrators 3. Set up an independent investigation team to investigate the murder 4. Trump resigns 5. Realize mailing ballots The American people have stood up, five requirements, one can not be less

And they need to continue until this deaths means a legal precedent! This was a public execution!! Outrageous!!! JusticeForGeorgeFloyd minneapolisriots GeorgeFloydWasMurdered

The best part is the looting, people walking out with boxes of shit on live TV. where the fuck is the national guard ?

When a cop kills an unarmed black man, you're free to punish Target and Autozone and other stores by looting and setting fires. That'll show those dirty cops.

Democrat cities. These police shootings happen in cities run by democrats. They ignore it and do nothing. Vote them all out

With everyone on the streets protesting…Looks like I’ll be able to get my shopping done at Target

I think nearly everyone is in agreement that that police officer went way over board!! There are idiots all over, in police depts, and in the streets now rioting and literally stealing and burning down buildings!! GeorgeFloyd

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