‘Jail Killer Cops NOW’ protest planned for today

Photo by Steve Floyd

Police accountability organizations and community groups across the Twin Cities will come together in peaceful but powerful protest to demand the four former Minneapolis police officers who killed George Floyd be jailed immediately.

“There is plenty of probable cause to arrest the men who murdered George Floyd” stated Michelle Gross, President of Communities United Against Police Brutality. She added, “These men are a danger to society. If this murder had been committed by members of the community, they would be sitting in jail right now awaiting trial.”

The community is also demanding that Governor Walz use his powers to appoint a special prosecutor not affiliated with the Hennepin County Prosecutor’s office or the Attorney General’s office because we have no faith in these agencies to vigorously prosecute police officers, given their past failures.

WHAT: Jail Killer Cops NOW Protest

WHEN: Thursday, May 28 at 5:00 pm

WHERE: Hennepin County Government Center Plaza (5th Street side) 300 S 6th Street, Minneapolis

This protest is planned by a broad coalition of organizations including Council on American Islamic Relations Minnesota, Communities United Against Police Brutality, Minnesota Disability Justice Network, Racial Justice Network, Justice for Justine Damond Ruszczyk, Women Against Military Madness (WAMM), Cop Watch Minneapolis, and others.

For more info, go to www.facebook.com/events/1788978444578263