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‘All of Them Sat On This Man’: Cops Gave False Story About Floyd’s Death Despite Testimony from Their Own

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Following the death of George Floyd, officials with the Minneapolis Police Department were evasive about the actions taken by the officers involved with his arrest. In initial statements to the press, the police department only said that Floyd appeared to be suffering from “medical distress” during the arrest and that he was then taken to a nearby hospital where he passed away. Rachel Blevins @RachBlevins Never forget that these are the lies the Minneapolis PD told about George Floyd’s death, and without video evidence, we may have never known the truth... https:// twitter.com/adambelz/statu s/1270040388510846979  … Adam Belz ✔ @adambelz reminder that this is how the Minneapolis Police Department initially reported George Floyd's death 41 4:10 PM - Jun 9, 2020  ·  Washington, DC Twitter Ads info and privacy 20 people are talking about this However, there was no mention of the very likely po

Cops Choke Innocent Man Walking Home With Groceries, Inject Him With Sedative, Then He Dies

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Last August, a 23-year-old man named Elijah McClain was killed by police after he was put in a chokehold and given the sedative ketamine. The incident began when someone in the neighborhood called the police because McClain was walking down the street with groceries while wearing a mask. Moments after police approached McClain claiming that he fit the description of the suspect. They claim that he resisted arrest and needed to be subdued, but if he actually wasn’t doing anything wrong then in the first place then they had no reason to arrest him, and thus it would be impossible for him to resist — which is the case. McClain had committed no crime when police initiated force against him. Police claim that the body camera shows McClain reaching for a gun, but the scuffle was chaotic and it is hard to tell if he was actually making a deliberate effort to grab the gun. At a press conference in November, police chief Metz told reporters that “ Elijah grabbed the grip of an offi