A Minnesota prosecutor on Thursday night said there is unconfirmed evidence of criminal charges against a white cop who lashed out George Floyd before the death of a black man – but later retreated.
In a sobering revelation, Hennepin County Prosecutor Mike Freeman said he would not be “in a hurry” to accuse four officers involved in Floyd’s Monday arrest of “not rushing to justice.”
Freeman called the video of the detention of Floyd’s former Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chuvv, “graphic, brutal and scary.”
“But my job is to prove that he ultimately violated a criminal law, and that there is other evidence that does not support a criminal charge,” the lawyer told reporters at a press conference.
Shortly afterwards, Freeman’s office made his statement clear.
“County Prosecutor Freeman was saying that reviewing all the evidence was very important because during the investigation, all of that information would be used,” the office said.
“The unfavorable evidence for our case must be carefully examined to understand the full picture of what actually happened.”
Freeman did not release any evidence that his office found unfavorable to them.
State prosecutors cited Freddie Gray, a black man from Baltimore, as the reason for his arrest in 2015 in police custody.
All of the officers charged in the Gray case were acquitted or their charges dropped.
Four of the officers involved in Floody’s arrest have been fired so far.