Fired Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was arrested on Friday in connection with the death of George Floyd after he was seen in a video kneeling on Floyd’s neck, John Harrington, commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety announced.
Some first responders have spoken out against the excessive use of force by the Minneapolis officers including one who took to social media Friday.
“I’ve been a cop for 23 years and watching the video of Mr. Floyd being beaten to the ground was one of the worst things I’ve seen,” the officer explained. “His fellow officers stood there, they did nothing. Y’all took an oath, the same oath that 800,000 of us have taken to serve and protect our communities. Officers like this, tarnish the badge. They tarnish the oath.”
“We have to go out there and work harder to repair those relationships of our communities across the entire U.S. Because it doesn’t just affect one community, it affects all of them. I hope y’all are charged accordingly. To the Ford family, I am sorry for your loss. And to my blue family, we can’t let this happen anymore.”
— Corrin Rankin (@CorrinRankin) May 29, 2020