Retired black NYPD detective: Derek Chauvin trial highlights ‘race-based’ police brutality problem

Retired black NYPD detective: Derek Chauvin trial highlights ‘race-based’ police brutality problem

This week at the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek
Chauvin, numerous members of the Minneapolis Police Department have
taken the stand and testified that Chauvin violated policy by kneeling
on Floyd’s neck for nine-and-a-half minutes, and the emergency room
doctor who tried to save Floyd’s life said his chances of living would
have been higher if CPR had been administered
sooner. The trial is putting a spotlight on “the disproportionate
killing of Black people by police” in the United States, says Marq
Claxton, a retired New York Police Department detective who is now
director of the Black Law Enforcement Alliance. He argues that until
police officers are arrested, charged and convicted for such killings,
“these tragedies will continue to occur.”

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Published at Wed, 07 Apr 2021 09:09:00 +0000

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