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US University of Minnesota Ending Contracts With Minneapolis Police Department After George Floyd's Death

04:30  29 may  2020
04:30  29 may  2020 Source:   time.com

University of Minnesota to no longer use Minneapolis PD at football games after death of George Floyd

  University of Minnesota to no longer use Minneapolis PD at football games after death of George Floyd The death of George Floyd has sparked outrage across the country after video showed a Minneapolis police officer kneeling on the man’s neck as he struggled to breathe. It has also resulted in the University of Minnesota distancing itself from the embattled police department. University of Minnesota president Joan Gabel released a letter Wednesday to students, faculty and staff in which she announced she has ordered the school to no longer contract the Minneapolis Police Department for additional law enforcement support at large events.That includes football games.

University of Minnesota limits ties to Minneapolis Police Department after Floyd ’ s death . President Joan Gabel said in a letter to the university community that the school would no longer contract with the police department to receive law enforcement support for football games, concerts

" George Floyd ' s death should lead to justice and systemic change, not more death and destruction," he said in a statement calling on all protests to remain peaceful. Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey called on Wednesday for criminal charges against the policeman who was filmed pinning down Mr Floyd .

The University of Minnesota is limiting its relationship with the Minneapolis Police Department following the police killing of George Floyd, a black man who died during an arrest on May 26

a group of people standing in front of a crowd: Protesters demonstrate outside a police precinct on May 26, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. © Stephen Maturen—Getty Images Protesters demonstrate outside a police precinct on May 26, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

University president Joan Gabel said the school will no longer use MPD officers during large events, like football games and concerts. Additionally, the university will not use the police department for specialized services, Gabel said in a statement shared Wednesday.

“I write to you to express our overwhelming sadness, and our demands for accountability and justice,” Gabel said.

Trump expects 'full report' on death of George Floyd

  Trump expects 'full report' on death of George Floyd President Trump on Wednesday described the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody as a "very sad event" and said he expects a "full report" when he returns to Washington. "We're going to look at it, and we're going to get a report tomorrow when we get back," Trump told reporters while touring the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., when asked whether the police officers involved in the death should be prosecuted. "We're"We're going to look at it, and we're going to get a report tomorrow when we get back," Trump told reporters while touring the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., when asked whether the police officers involved in the death should be prosecuted.

George Floyd died after a white police officer knelt on his neck during an arrest, his struggle to breath caught on camera by an onlooker. The four officers involved in the incident have been sacked and the mayor of Minneapolis has called for calm. But as our Washington Correspondent Siobhan Kennedy

The man, George Floyd , 46, who was unarmed and surrounded by police as he lay on the ground, died in custody on Monday. Floyd ’ s case drew immediate comparisons, including by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, to the death of Eric Garner, who died after being placed in a chokehold by an NYPD

 

The announcement comes as Floyd’s death is prompting widespread anger and protests in Minneapolis and throughout the country, after a video circulated on Tuesday showing a white police officer kneeling down on Floyd’s neck during an arrest. Despite Floyd’s repeated pleas that he couldn’t move or breathe, the officer did not remove his knee in the footage. Floyd was later pronounced dead at a local medical center.

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Dalai Lama blames George Floyd's death on racism

  Dalai Lama blames George Floyd's death on racism The Dalai Lama has deplored the death of George Floyd in Minnesota and blamed discrimination and racism for it. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); The exiled Tibetan leader gave a virtual teaching about compassion to his followers during a webcast Friday morning from his home in India's Dharamsala.

After George Floyd Death . The University of Minnesota will no longer use the Minneapolis Police Dept "Our hearts are broken after watching the appalling video capturing the actions of Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) officers against George Floyd leading to his tragic death ," Gabel wrote.

George Floyd , who died Monday after being pinned to the ground by an officer who pressed a On Wednesday, the Minneapolis Police Department identified the fired officers as Derek Chauvin What we know about Mr. Floyd ' s death : Mr. Floyd grew up in Houston and was a high school sports star.

Read more: ‘Knowing My Brother Is to Love My Brother.’ Family and Friends Mourn Minneapolis Police Killing Victim George Floyd

On Tuesday, the University of Minnesota’s student body president, Jael Kerandi, wrote to the school’s president demanding the university stop collaborating with the police department.

“Never underestimate the power of your voice. This is for the mothers of George Floyd, Jamarr Clark, Philando Castile, and many others,” Kerandi wrote on Twitter after Gabel’s decision. “The fight is not over, the marathon continues.”

Mayor Jacob Frey Announces Mandatory Curfew In Minneapolis Following Days Of Protests, Riots

  Mayor Jacob Frey Announces Mandatory Curfew In Minneapolis Following Days Of Protests, Riots This comes after three straight nights of widespread and growing protests and looting, and hundreds of businesses damaged or destroyed by fire.The curfew is for all public places, including streets, stretching from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. It’s in effect beginning Friday night, and will happen again at 8 p.m. on Saturday night.

MINNEAPOLIS — A second day of protests, unrest and looting Thursday in the wake of the death of George Floyd shut down mass transit in the Twin Tim Walz signed an executive order Thursday activating the Minnesota National Guard. A statement from the governor' s office said the order was

George Floyd ' s death in police custody has sparked outrage across the sports world. University of Minnesota president Joan Gabel released a letter Wednesday to students, faculty and staff in which she announced she has ordered the school to no longer contract the Minneapolis Police

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On Wednesday night, demonstrations, which started out peaceful, became increasingly violent and chaotic as police fired tear gas and rubber bullets and people set buildings on fire. Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey has called for assistance from the state’s National Guard.

The four police officers involved in Floyd’s death were fired on Tuesday; authorities in Minnesota, along with the FBI, are investigating Floyd’s death. Mayor Frey said Wednesday that the officer seen in the video kneeling on Floyd’s neck should face criminal charges.

USA: Vigil in Minneapolis in tribute to George Floyd .
USA-POLICE-EVENTS: USA: Vigil in Minneapolis in tribute to George Floyd © Reuters / LINDSEY WASSON USA: VIGIL IN MINNEAPOLIS IN TRIBUTE TO GEORGE FLOYD MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota ( Reuters) - Several hundred people gathered for a vigil Wednesday in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on the street where George Floyd was arrested last week by city police, an intervention after which the 46-year-old black man died.

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