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Minnesota AG Says Black Residents Have 'Reason To Fear' Police

Minnesota AG Says Black Residents Have 'Reason To Fear' Police
Attorney General of Minnesota Keith Ellison (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

By    |   Sunday, 31 May 2020 10:40 AM

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison said Sunday that black residents in the state have “reason to fear” the police.

In an interview on “Fox News Sunday,” Ellison commented that the fears are justified in the wake of the police-involved death of George Floyd, who died after a now-fired officer kneeled on his neck for more than eight minutes.

“There is a history that has been repeated time and time again,” Ellison said, adding: “many officers are great people … I know so many of them and I think the chief is an extraordinary person and the mayor and the council deserve a lot of credit for appointing Mr. [Medaria] Arradondo.”

Arradondo is the first African American to lead the Minneapolis Police Department. 

But he slammed the head of the Minneapolis police union, Lt. Bob Kroll, saying he “operates as sort of an alternative chief who I think undermines good order in the department…  so I think we have our challenges in front of us.”

Kroll, president of the Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis, was accused of calling Ellison a "terrorist" when the attorney general was elected to Congress, The Hill noted.

“I think we can reform, we will reform, and there’s a lot of great officers who want to reform and it’s good to have a chief who wants to reform,” Ellison said.

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