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Politics GOP Sen. Tim Scott calls for the arrest of other officers involved in Floyd death

11:31  31 may  2020
11:31  31 may  2020 Source:   thehill.com

Surveillance video does not support police claims that George Floyd resisted arrest

  Surveillance video does not support police claims that George Floyd resisted arrest Surveillance video from outside a Minneapolis restaurant appears to contradict police claims that George Floyd resisted arrest before an officer knelt on his neck. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Floyd's death this week sparked protests across the country after video emerged that shows the 46-year-old black man handcuffed and on the ground saying, "I can't breathe," as a police officer holds him down with a knee on his neck.

Tim Walz of Minnesota said he would activate the state’s entire National Guard for the first time in its The death of Mr. Floyd and the unrest it has provoked has tugged at painful memories in Los In the pages of the nation’s newspapers and on social media, some watched in horror and others with a

In footage of Floyd ’s arrest , Floyd pleaded to Chauvin as the officer pressed his knee against Floyd ’s neck. In Los Angles on Thursday, for the second night in a row, a small group, some shouting expletives directed at police, gathered outside the Los Angeles Police Department headquarters.

Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) called for the arrest of the three other officers who were involved in the arrest and death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died while in police custody in Minneapolis.

Tim Scott wearing a suit and tie: GOP Sen. Tim Scott calls for the arrest of other officers involved in Floyd death © Greg Nash GOP Sen. Tim Scott calls for the arrest of other officers involved in Floyd death

"4 days later. Still three arrests to go. #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd" Scott tweeted Saturday.

Four Minneapolis police officers were fired Tuesday after bystander video emerged showing former officer Derek Chauvin pinning Floyd down behind a police car with his knee on Floyd's neck. Chauvin was arrested and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter Friday.

George Floyd's family says four officers involved in his death should be charged with murder

  George Floyd's family says four officers involved in his death should be charged with murder The family of George Floyd -- who died after pleading that he couldn't breathe while a police officer held him down with a knee on his neck -- say they want the four Minneapolis officers involved charged with murder. "They were supposed to be there to serve and to protect and I didn't see a single one of them lift a finger to do anything to help while he was begging for his life. Not one of them tried to do anything to help him," Tera Brown, Floyd's cousin, told CNN's Don Lemon.

One security officer with the Federal Protective Service was killed, and another injured after shots rang out amid protests in Oakland amid protests over the death of George Floyd on Friday, authorities said. "An individual inside the vehicle began firing gunshots at contract security officers for the Federal

Floyd ’s family saying the firings of officers is ‘a start.’ Demonstrations continued In Minneapolis protesting the death of George Floyd . Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey on Wednesday called for charges to be filed swiftly against the officer who for more than eight minutes pinned George Floyd 's

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said Friday that it is likely that the other officers involved in the arrest will face charges.

Scott, the only current black Republican Senator, on Saturday retweeted his post from Tuesday after the officers were fired saying it was "the right move" and called for their arrest.

Cities across the country are bracing for a fifth night of protests against Floyd's death.

Demonstrations against his killing erupted nationwide and became violent as protesters clashed with law enforcement and vandalized public areas.

Protesters on Thursday night set the Minneapolis Police Department's 3rd Precinct ablaze.

Ellison expects charges soon against officers tied to George Floyd's death

  Ellison expects charges soon against officers tied to George Floyd's death Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison said Friday that he has “every expectation” authorities will press charges against the Minneapolis police officers involved in the death this week of George Floyd. In a live interview on CNN, Ellison attributed the lack of charges several days since Floyd died to prosecutors with the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office “trying to be careful” to make sure they have a case that is “air tight” and won’t fall apart because of pressure to file more quickly than the evidence allows.

Los Angeles has deployed the National Guard for the first since the 1992 riots when the police officers who beat up black man Rodney King walked free of all Philadelphia: A protester throws items in to a fire in the street as calls mount for the other three cops involved in Floyd 's death to be charged.

Floyd ’s family saying the firings of officers is ‘a start.’ Demonstrations continued In Minneapolis protesting the death of George Floyd . Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey on Wednesday called for charges to be filed swiftly against the officer who for more than eight minutes pinned George Floyd 's

In Washington, D.C., protests surrounding the White House escalated Friday and Saturday, with the White House going on lockdown briefly Friday night.

Scott on Saturday called for peaceful protests, sharing on Twitter that "violence is not the answer."

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"I know well the anger and frustration felt throughout communities of color right now. But violence is not the answer. Violence takes the focus off #GeorgeFloyd and the real issues at hand, and gives those who prey on division more fuel. Make your voices heard, not bricks and fire," Scott shared.

Biden: George Floyd's death must prompt action, police reform .
"We have to turn our anguish into purpose," Biden said during an online town hall hosted by The Shade Room."I see you, I hear you, and I'm angry as well. But we have to turn our anguish into purpose," Biden said during an online town hall hosted by The Shade Room, an entertainment media company focused on the African American community.

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