Twin Cities Groups Allege Minneapolis Police Brutality Incident
Minneapolis (KROC AM News) - Several Twin Cities groups have scheduled a news conference Thursday to address a police-related incident that happened Wednesday in Minneapolis.
According to a press release from Communities United Against Police Brutality:
The community is outraged at the treatment earlier today of two Black youth and other neighborhood residents by Minneapolis and Robbinsdale police as well as Hennepin County Sheriff’s Deputies. One of the youth was savagely punched by a police officer while two others held his arms. Witnesses stated that the other young man was bitten by a police dog. Much of the incident was captured on video
Even as we watch the Derek Chauvin trial, the community continues to experience abuse and brutality at the hands of law enforcement. This conduct must end now!
Here is a video recording of the incident (strong language advisory)
Group spokesman Pete Gamades told KROC-AM News several witnesses will speak during the news conference. He said based on his group's information, "there did not appear to be any signs of immediate danger to anyone" before the man was punched.
According to KSTP TV, Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo said Thursday morning the incident is under investigation by his department. He said the incident involved a carjacking.
The press conference is scheduled to be held at the Minneapolis Police Department’s 4th Precinct at 3:00 PM
Groups expected to be there include:
Black Lives Matter-Twin Cities Metro, CAIR-Minnesota, Communities
United Against Police Brutality, Families Supporting Families Against Police Violence, Minnesota Disability Justice Network, Racial Justice Network, Twin Cities Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar.