Protesters rally for Dolal Idd in Minneapolis
Events surrounding Dolal Idd’s death have sparked more protests in Minneapolis.
Hundreds of people, many holding Black Lives Matter signs, gathered Sunday afternoon in south Minneapolis for a rally to demand justice for Idd. Protesters say they believe Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office deputies who searched Idd’s family home after his death need more training.
"I’m not here to justify what he (Idd) did, but how the family was treated and how the police went about it is completely wrong and that’s why we’re all here," a protester who only identified himself as Kamal said.
Minneapolis police officers stopped Idd, who was wanted on felony charges, on Wednesday night at a gas station less than a mile from where George Floyd was killed in May. Police say the encounter escalated when Idd shot at officers, who fired back, killing Idd.
A SWAT team of Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office deputies assisted the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension in executing a search warrant early Thursday morning at Idd’s last known address in Eden Prairie. Video of the raid was made public on Saturday.