Minneapolis activists expect protests to escalate on Friday after a working group of the US Marshall Service shot dead a man they were trying to arrest by city officials the same day. tried to clean the area where George Lod Floyd was killed.
In: killed person Twitter users have identified her “long-term” partner Shelley Hopkins as Winston Boogie Smith Jr., a father of 32 with three children. Authorities say Smith was wanted for illegal possession of a firearm.
According to a statement issued by the US Marshalls on Thursday, Smith allegedly produced a weapon and fired before officers shot him in the Upton district of Minneapolis.
On Thursday night, the crowd gathered in the area, shouting and clashing with the police, setting the garbage truck on fire. Police said the windows in some businesses were broken.
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Nine people have been arrested on suspicion of rioting, assault, arson and property damage.
On Friday, graffiti with the words “Mpls still hate the police” and “No trial for them” marked the building next to the parking lot where Smith was shot. The T-Mobile store և a pharmacy located a few blocks away նստ closed down վեցին closed indefinitely after breaking the windows.
Minneapolis activists told Al Azira Azira TV that they plan to return to the city on Friday evening.
There are no body cameras
Hopkins, Smith’s partner, told the Associated Press that Smith had been pursued by police since he was still in high school. He feared he had been killed when he heard the shooting and then saw his car on the news.
While at the scene, he called the medical examiner’s office to confirm his death.
“We have a very deep connection, my intuition started, I just felt it,” said Hopkins. “I knew something was wrong … I did not want to believe it.”
The Minnesota Bureau of Investigation said Friday that two deputy sheriffs, one from Henep County and one from Ramsey County, shot officers, hitting Smith.
State investigators said the evidence showed Smith fired his pistol, saying a pistol had been found in the car.
State investigators say a 27-year-old woman who was the driver of the car was taken to hospital for treatment for broken glass.
The U.S. Marshall Service does not allow the use of the body camera for its North Star fugitive combat squad, the Bureau of Criminal Investigation said.
Body camera footage sometimes during deadly encounters it has become more and more a means of exposing police abuse.
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Tensions in Minneapolis had risen since Thursday when crews removed concrete barriers blocking traffic on the Minneapolis intersection where a Floyd monument had been erected after his death.
Cruise also cleared artwork, flowers, and other items from 38th Street, Chicago Avenue, where Floyd was killed, not officially known as Floyd Square, but community activists quickly set up makeshift barriers.
It was Shavin convicted of murder և Murder at Floyd’s death; և Three other officers await trial to assist charges.
Shavin’s conviction seen as a step towards police reform in US և Floyd’s family puts pressure on politicians Flo ode Floyd Act, which, among other things, will eliminate the use of political holdings և legal immunity from civil lawsuits for the police.
Former Brooklyn Center Officer Kim Potter is accused of murder in Wright’s death.