In a bombshell discovery that should in a rational world change everything, it seems two of the officers charged with the murder of George Floyd had been on the job for less than a week, and Chauvin was their training officer.
Via Blue Lives Matter:
An attorney for one of the officers charged in the death of George Floyd said Thursday that two of the involved officers were in their first week of working as police officers, and Derek Chauvin was training them.
Attorney Earl Gray is representing Thomas Lane, and said that the incident happened during his client’s third shift as a police officer, according to NBC News.
It was the second shift working for J. Alexander Kueng.
other officers, “You shouldn’t do that.”
Lane also tried to intervene, a claim backed up in the charging documents, by asking Chauvin “Shall we roll him over?”
Chauvin responded “No, staying put where we got him.”
According to the charging documents, Lane then expressed concern about excited delirium and Chauvin responded, “That’s why we have him on his stomach.”
“What is my client supposed to do other than follow what the training officer said?” Lane’s attorney said.
Tou Thao was handling crowd control during the incident, according to his attorney.
A judge ordered Tou Thao, Lane, and Kueng held on $1 million bail compounded with $750,000 conditional bail.
This really is a gamechanger, and the two new officers, Thao and Kueng should not face charges.
It seems the two did what they could, but Chauvin was their training officer and in charge.
The real problem with the Minneapolis Police Department, and other big city police departments, is far too many years of a Democrat run city government.
Via Knox News:
Minneapolis, Minn. has been under Democratic control since 1978. Chicago has been under Democratic control for 89 years; its present mayor is a black woman. Philadelphia has had Democratic mayors for 68 years; three of its last five mayors have been black men. Six of the last seven Atlanta, Ga., mayoral administrations were led by black Democratic mayors, and the present mayor is a black woman.
A city runs its police department and other services; therefore, if there is so much ‘systemic racism’ in these organizations, why hasn’t it been corrected over so many years under Democratic leaders?
Why aren’t these cities garden spots of racial tolerance, understanding, and virtue?