Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar denied the news on Friday of failing to receive charges of committing a felony shooting in 2006 when she worked as a district attorney for a police officer involved in George Floyd’s death.
“The idea that I somehow refused a case … is completely false against this officer. This is a lie,” said Globuchar, who served as Hennepin County prosecutor from 1998 to 2006. Said during an MSNBC interview.
He denounced the former Democratic presidential nominee and vice president for failing to get the charges laid against Minneapolis policeman Derek Chuvv. In 2006 another man was shot.
“I don’t know what else to say about this. It’s a lie,” Globuchar said, “and the case is being investigated.”
“That investigation continued even when I was already in office in the US Senate,” he said. “I never denied the case. It was handled by my successor and sent to the grand jury.”
“When I was in the U.S. Senate, the decisions were made,” Globuchar said.
A grand jury decided not to do anything wrong to Suv or other officers involved in the 2006 shooting.
After reporter Andrea Mitchell was asked about other police brutality cases that were not charged during Globacher’s tenure as county attorney, Globacher said he now believes the process of allowing grand jury cases to be handled is “wrong.”
“When I was a county attorney, the shooter-involved cases went to a grand jury. This is true in every jurisdiction in our state, and in many jurisdictions around the country,” he said. I think.”
“I think it is better if I take responsibility and decide for myself by looking at cases,” he said, “and I make it clear – we have not exploded these cases.”
Klobuchar continued, “We brought them to a grand jury, presented evidence of a criminal case, and the grand jury will come back with a decision.”
During the interview, Klobuchar said there was “legitimate racism” and “there must be change.”
“If there is any legacy to the death of George Floyd – he will never be brought back – it must be a systematic change to our criminal justice system in Minnesota and throughout the country,” he said.
Asked whether Klobuchar should be terminated for consideration of Joe Biden’s deputy selection, based on his actions during his time as county attorney, Klobuchar replied, “This is Joe Biden’s decision. He was a great vice president. Country, [coronavirus] The epidemic and the crisis we face. “
Klobuchar noted that when he was county attorney, the African American incarceration rate dropped by 12 percent.