Officer in George Floyd death had many complaints; Klobuchar declined to charge in prior shooting

Officer in George Floyd death had many complaints; Klobuchar declined to charge in prior shooting

[Ed. – Amy Klobuchar was the Hennepin County attorney for one of Derick Chauvin’s shootings.]

George Floyd’s death in police custody is renewing criticism of Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s (D-Minn.) prosecutorial record.

Before she became a senator and a top contender for former Vice President Joe Biden’s vice presidential spot, Klobuchar spent eight years as the Hennepin County attorney, in charge of prosecution for Minneapolis. And while in that position, Klobuchar declined to prosecute multiple police officers cited for excessive force, and did not prosecute the officer who kneeled on Floyd’s neck as he protested, The Guardian reports.

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.

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