Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey has called on the Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman to charge the officer who killed George Floyd by kneeling on his neck for over five minutes.
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In a press conference held on Wednesday, Mayor Frey said:
I’ve wrestled with, more than anything else over the last 36 hours, one fundamental question: Why is the man who killed George Floyd not in jail. If you had done it, or I had done it, we would be behind bars right now.
We cannot turn a blind eye, it is on us as leaders to see this for what it is and call it what it is. George Floyd deserves justice, his family deserves justice, the black community deserves justice and our city deserves justice.
Many are questioning why Mayor Frey isn’t calling for charges against all four officers.
It appears his focus is on the actual officer who knelt on George rather than holding all of the officers accountable as a unit.
I will keep you updated on this case.