> Keep on truckin, Pete.
This cop should have been prosecuted a long time ago. Amy klobuchar refused to press charges, according to the wash post. My 2 sons are cops and, both served in afghanistan, in combat roles. They both draw some disability from the military, for PTSD, related to combat. I will be the first to tell you that someone drawing disability for combat related PTSD, should not be a cop. My oldest got reprimanded for putting a suspect in a chokehold and the guy lost conciousness. My son was referred to a 3 week anger management session, (with pay)....he refused to go and is still a cop on that same police force. I'm his dad and say, he should have been terminated for refusing to go and I told him so.
Derick Chauvin, had at least 10 conduct complaints against him, look at his record, (link #1), and he was still employed. After reading the washpost article, I see that if someone wants to place blame, it should go directly onto the shoulders of Minneapolis leadership, for not prosecuting this guy BEFORE he killed someone.
"Ex-Minneapolis police officer Derick Chauvin saw at least 10 conduct complaints during his 19-year tenure before he was fired Tuesday, according to a database that documents complaints against police. In particular, he was involved in the shooting death of a man who had stabbed other people before attacking police, as well as some other undisclosed complaints. Klobuchar did not prosecute Chauvin and other officers involved in the first death, which occurred in October 2006 while she was running for Senate. The case was under investigation when Klobuchar took office in the Senate in January 2007, and later went to a grand jury, which declined to charge the officers. Chauvin was later placed on leave when he and other officers shot and wounded a Native American man in 2011"
"As The Washington Post noted in March, Klobuchar "declined to bring charges in more than two dozen cases in which people were killed in encounters with police" as Hennepin County attorney. Instead, she "aggressively prosecuted smaller offenses" that "have been criticized for their disproportionate effect on poor and minority communities," the Post continues. And as Klobuchar undergoes vetting to become a possible vice presidential candidate, that track record is being scrutinized and criticized once again"
"As a prosecutor in heavily white Minnesota, Amy Klobuchar declined to go after police involved in fatal encounters with black men"