The Minneapolis police chief said he believes the four former policemen involved in the death of George Floyd have the same responsibility, though only one man has been charged with moving a knee to the man’s neck.
“Mr. Floyd died in our hands, so I see myself complicit in it,” said Chief Materia Aradondo CNN. “Peace and inaction, you are complicit. If there was a separate voice intervening… that’s what I would have expected. “
After host Don Lemon interrupted her to say Floyd’s brother Pilonis wanted to ask a question to the first, Aratondo made his comments direct to CNN reporter Sarah Sidner.
This is the first time Floyd’s family has contacted the Minneapolis Police Department since his death. According to Insider.
Derek Sauv was charged Friday with third-degree murder and second-degree murder.
Thomas Lane, j. Alexander Kueng and Duo Tao are all under investigation for launching from the force.
Pilonis Floyd wanted to know if the three would be charged.
“I wanted to know if he was going to get justice for my brother, and I would arrest all the officers and convict them,” Pilonis told Sydney, who later addressed the question to Aratondo.
Aradondo called Floyd’s death after pleading in the air “a violation of humanity.”
“Life is full of facts; We need air to breathe, ”the chief said. “It is an absolute fact that killing Mr. Floyd is wrong.”
He added: “I don’t need days, weeks, months or processes or bureaucracies to tell me what went wrong here last Monday.”
Aradondo said he hoped three other officers would intervene before Floyd’s death.
“This is what you expect from your officers, right?” Sidner said.
“Of course,” the leader replied. “That didn’t happen.”
Lemon then asked Pilonis if he wanted to comment.
“They arrest guys every day. They had enough evidence to shoot them, so there was enough evidence to arrest them, ”Pilonis said before wiping his eyes with a tissue.
“I don’t know who he is talking to, but he has to do it because we all listen. Black lives are important,” he added.