The White House National Security Adviser on Sunday said it was “outraged” that three Minneapolis police officers who took part in the arrest of George Floyd the moment before his death had not been charged with Derek Chauvin.
“It simply came to our notice then. And I want to know where the investigation is going with all these officers. What were they thinking? I mean, as a human being, excluding only the first responders and police officers, “said Robert O’Brien. “This week,” he told ABC News.
“I don’t think they will be charged. I don’t want to be prejudiced against anything, but what we saw was horrible and standing by it let it happen … and it just shows a lack of humanity, ”he continued.
Chauvin, who was shown in video footage kneeling on Floud’s neck for about nine minutes last Monday, was charged by county prosecutors in Minnesota on Friday with third-degree murder and second-degree genocide.
Three officers who assisted in Floyd’s arrest, such as Chauvin, have been fired.
However, Tou Thao, J. Alexander Cueng and Thomas Lane এই these three were not convicted of the death of Floyd, who was unarmed and handcuffed during the encounter: “I can’t breathe.”
O’Brien questioned how Chauvin, who had filed 15 complaints against him with the department for 19 years, was in the police force as a result of two reprimands.
“I want to say why the man was still in the police force – I said he has a long record of bad behavior,” he said.
O’Brien said police like Chauvin should be “radicalized.”
“And there are some bad apples out there – whether they’re racist or ill-trained or they’re just miscreants, they need to root out law enforcement because 99.9 percent of our law enforcement officers are heroes and they’re great for protecting the American people.” Working, ”he said.
However, he said he did not believe there was “systemic racism” in law enforcement.
“I don’t think there is systemic racism. I think 99.9 percent of our law enforcement officers are great Americans, ”O’Brien said In a separate interview In CNN’s “Union State.”