What the first police statement about George Floyd got wrong
A jury convicted former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd after taking in nearly three weeks of witness testimony and video footage of Floyd’s final moments under Chauvin’s knee. Even the police chief spoke out against Chauvin’s use of force.
But on the day that Floyd was killed, the Minneapolis Police Department told a much different story about the encounter that sparked a summer of protests over police brutality.
"Man Dies after Medical Incident During Police Interaction," said the May 25, 2020, statement.