A Tennessee police chief said Wednesday that any officer who doesn’t see the injustice in the police custody death of George Floyd in Minneapolis doesn’t deserve the badge and should “turn it in” now.
“There is no need to see more video,” Chattanooga Police Chief David Roddy tweeted. “There no need to wait to see how ‘it plays out.’ There is no need to put a knee on someone’s neck for NINE minutes. There IS a need to DO something.
“If you wear a badge and you don’t have an issue with this…turn it in,” he added.
Fired Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was arrested and charged with murder Friday in connection with the May 25 death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man whose death sparked violent protests across the country this week.
Mr. Chauvin, who was captured on video pressing his knee into Mr. Floyd’s neck for several minutes, is charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter.