Lying liars and the lies they tell.
Minneapolis police initially told the public that George Floyd died after a ‘medical incident during a police interaction.’ The Buffalo, New York, department said a protester ‘tripped and fell.’ Philadelphia police alleged that a college student who suffered a serious head wound had assaulted an officer.
All three claims were quickly disproved by videos seen widely on the internet and television, fueling mistrust and embarrassing agencies that made misleading or incomplete statements that painted their actions in a far more favorable light.
Is it any wonder why many Twin Cities organizations ended contractural relationships with the MPD? Reform is often bandied about during this particularly inflammatory period in this nation’s modern history. Personally, I don’t know how any meaningful reform can germinate without the foundation and pillar of trust. Right now, the MPD is Public Enemy #1, and it’s gonna take some time to right that wrong.