Nearly two weeks after George Floyd’s killing at the hands of police, Minneapolis has agreed to ban the use of chokeholds by police and and require officers to report colleagues who use them.
On Wednesday, all four fired Minneapolis police officers present during the killing of George Floyd learned they would face prosecution for their alleged roles in his homicide.
In the wake of mass outcry and protest over George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis, the person who brought his story to light is already experiencing harassment. Darnella Frazier, the 17-year-old who took the video of George Floyd being suffocated and killed by police on Monday, now says that she’s facing a series of concerning messages online. Frazier took the video as proof of police brutality and the pain felt by thousands of people around the country, but is now the subject of some harassment as a result.
Bogdan Vechirko, a truck driver who was arrested after he drove through a crowd protesting on I-35W in Minneapolis, is being held on probable cause assault. Vechirko was booked into Hennepin County Jail Sunday.
In an entirely unsurprising move, the hacktivist group Anonymous has surfaced to add its voice to those criticising the Minneapolis Police Department in the wake of the death of George Floyd on May 25.