(Washington) A man was killed Wednesday during a traffic stop in Minneapolis, where the death of George Floyd in May led to protests in the United States.
“The first inquiries by witnesses indicate that the man involved in this control fired at Minneapolis police officers for the first time, he exchanged shots with the accused,” said Madaria Arradondo, chief of police force at a police conference.
No details on the victim or the police involved were immediately available, but police pedestrian cameras were activated during the exchange and the videos were released Thursday.
The incident comes in the wake of a rise in violent crime in the city in the North American Midwest, which has been rocked for weeks by demonstrations following the death of George Floyd.
People gathered at the scene Wednesday near a gas station south of the city, calling on the population to stop “illegal and destructive behavior” by police.
“We want to do everything we can to protect the First Amendment, the right of everyone to assemble and protest freely, but I repeat, we will not allow illegal and destructive behavior,” the guard said.
“Our city has already suffered a lot,” Madaria Aradondo added.
The passenger of the man who was shot and killed by the police was safe, as was the officer involved.
George Floyd died on May 25, and now fired police officer Derek Chowdhury held his knee to his neck for more than eight minutes, repeating the next “I can not breathe he”). breathe ”), before losing consciousness.
This video and the death of George Floyd provoked demonstrations in the city, the region and later moved across the country, especially in the fight against racism by the Black Lives Matter movement among the police.