Minneapolis police long accused of racism face wrath from injured city


MINNEAPOLIS – Earlier in his career, the African-American police chief from Minneapolis pursued his own ministry, accusing management of tolerating racism. Once he took charge, he promised to make mending relationships with black residents of the city a priority.

But the department, with its long history of accusations of abuse, finds itself besieged again after a video captured a suffocating black man under the knee of a white officer, three other officers not having intervened.

Medaria Arradondo, the chief, quickly dismissed the four men on Tuesday and called for an F.B.I. investigation after the video showed that the official police account of the man’s arrest, George Floyd, looked little like what actually happened.


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