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Officers slashed tires on vehicles parked amid Minneapolis protests, unrest


All four tires on the car of Star Tribune reporter Chris Serres were slashed while he was on foot covering the protests and unrest in connection with the death of George Floyd. Credit: Chris Serres/Star Tribune

Two law enforcement agencies acknowledged Monday that officers patrolling Minneapolis during the height of recent protests knifed the tires of numerous vehicles parked and unoccupied in at least two locations in the midst of the unrest.

Video and photo images posted on the news outlet Mother Jones show officers in military-style uniforms puncturing tires in the Kmart parking lot at Lake Street and Nicollet Avenue on May 30.

Images from S. Washington Avenue at Interstate 35W also showed officers with knives deflating the tires of two unoccupied cars with repeated jabs on May 31. Department of Public Safety spokesman Bruce Gordon confirmed that tires were cut in "a few locations."


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