Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo described in court today how he learned of the May 25, 2020 incident involving George Floyd and four of his officers.
Arradondo said he was home about 9 p.m. local time when he received a call from an assistant chief that Minneapolis officials had answered “38th and Chicago. And while he was trying to detain someone, I now learned Mr. . To be Floyd. ” They believed he wouldn’t make it or survive. “
The boss then decided to call the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, which is conducting the police department’s critical incidents.
“I thought this was going to be a critical incident and it was our protocol to alert them and they would conduct this investigation. So I called the BCA to have them begin handling this critical incident,” said Arradondo.
He called the Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey to inform him of the incident and then went to City Hall.
While at City Hall, Arradondo checked a municipal camera video after learning that Floyd had died. The video, he said, had no audio, it was from a distance and only showed the rear of the officers.
At one point, he said he later learned from a community member of a viewer video that showed something else.
“Probably just before midnight a parishioner contacted me and said, Chief, almost verbatim, but said, Chief, did you see the video of your officer choking and killing this man on the 38th and in Chicago? And when I did this Hearing statement, I just knew it wasn’t the same milestone camera video that I saw. And finally, within minutes, I saw what is now known as the viewer video for the first time, “Arradondo said.