'This is not who we are': 14 Minneapolis police officers 'wholeheartedly condemn' former officer Chauvin

A Minneapolis Police Department squad car is parked in downtown Minneapolis. Photo: KSTP. A Minneapolis Police Department squad car is parked in downtown Minneapolis.

Updated: June 11, 2020 03:41 PM
Created: June 11, 2020 03:34 PM

More than a dozen Minneapolis Police officers penned a letter Thursday to Minneapolis residents "to express what the vast majority of Minneapolis Police officers feel at this moment."

In the letter, the 14 officers said they "wholeheartedly condemn Derek Chauvin," the former officer charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in connection to George Floyd's death.


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"We Are With You in the denouncement of Derek Chauvin's actions on Memorial Day, 2020," the letter continues. "Like us, Derek Chauvin took an oath to hold the sanctity of life most precious. Derek Chauvin failed as a human and stripped George Floyd of his dignity and life. This is not who we are."

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