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Minneapolis police still have not explained misinformation released after George Floyd death


Jerry Holt – Star Tribune

Protesters held their fist in the air to remember George Floyd during a youth rally Tuesday at the State Capitol in St. Paul.

On the morning of May 26, Minneapolis police spokesman John Elder sent a brief statement to reporters under the subject line: "Man Dies After Medical Incident During Police Interaction."

According to Elder, a suspected money forger had "physically resisted" arrest. And after police managed to get him into handcuffs, the officers "noted he appeared to be suffering medical distress."

The man was George Floyd. And a source of the medical distress was the knee of a Minneapolis police officer, pinning Floyd to the ground by the neck almost eight minutes as Floyd pleaded that he couldn't breathe - all details that emerged hours later when bystander video surfaced online and went viral.


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