“Man dies after medical incident while interacting with police,” read the initial statement from the Minneapolis Police Department. The ministry told the public that on Monday, May 25, shortly after 8 p.m., officers responded to a report of an ongoing fake. “Two officers arrived and located the suspect, a man in his 40s, in his car. He was ordered to get out of his car. After getting out, he physically resisted the officers. Officers were able to handcuff the suspect and noted that he appeared to be in medical distress. Officers called an ambulance. He was transported to [the hospital] in an ambulance where he died shortly after.
We now know that this is not what happened. This is why so many people do not believe in the police and do not trust the system. And that’s why cops like Chauvin and police departments like the one in Minneapolis are so dangerous to police and public safety in America. Those who truly care about law enforcement and justice should join activists and civil rights organizations to eliminate Derek Chauvins, not protect them. To force changes to police departments like the one in Minneapolis, not to maintain a blue wall of silence that is stained with the red blood of silent victims who don’t have the chance to have their murders filmed to correct the official lies of the police services. corrupt police.
One of those entities that should care about these things is the US Department of Justice. But since 2018, the federal agency hasn’t used one of its most powerful tools to force improvements in local law enforcement. Influenced by the considerable political influence of police unions as well as the anti-Black Lives Matter sentiment of many of his white nationalist supporters, former President Donald Trump and his attorney general have blocked the ministry from enforcing executive orders. consent that created rigorous and enforceable reform frameworks. police departments that have engaged in violent or corrupt practices. But this week, proving once again that the election has consequences, President Joe Biden’s Attorney General Merrick Garland overturned the decision and announced that the Justice Department was back in matters of service accountability. unfair police policies.