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Governor Tim Walz replied to Martin's International, May 28th Resolution calling for new Prosecutor.


gov.noreply@state.mn.us Jun 2, 2020, 7:33 AM (3 days ago) to me

June 2, 2020 Mr. Ephraim Martin 1325 South Wabash Avenue, #307 Chicago, IL 60605-2536 Dear Mr. Martin, Thank you for taking the time to contact our office. The death of George Floyd at the hands of law enforcement is a tragedy. The grief and anger over his needless death are justified. The Governor and Lt. Governor are committed to pushing for a full, fair, and expeditious investigation that will bring us closer to justice and to addressing the systemic inequities and discrimination that led to this incident in the first place.

All four officers involved in Mr. Floyd’s death have been fired from the Minneapolis Police Department. On Friday, May 29, 2020, the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) announced that Officer Derek Chauvin was taken into custody and he has been charged by the Hennepin County District Attorney. We are monitoring the progress of this case and related investigations closely.

Governor Walz and Lt. Governor Flanagan respect and protect the First Amendment rights of Minnesotans to assemble and protest, and they appreciate that most demonstrators are wearing masks and attempting to social distance while expressing their deep grief, anger, and outrage. Peaceful demonstrations are essential to our democratic system. Unfortunately, conditions in many Saint Paul and Minneapolis neighborhoods have become incredibly unsafe for all involved. To ensure the safety of Minnesotans, Governor Walz has implemented a temporary curfew in Minneapolis and Saint Paul from 8pm to 6am on Friday, May 29, Saturday, May 30, and Sunday, May 31. Our office urges compliance.

The anger and grief of this moment is understandable. Thank you for making yourself seen and heard, and please stay safe. Sincerely, Public Engagement Department Office of Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan 75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Ste. 130 Saint Paul, MN 55155-1611 Office: 651-201-3400


* Here is an excerpt from the Resolution from Martin's International in support of Floyd's family, Attorney Ben Crump

RESOLUTION FOR SPECIAL PROSECUTOR TO TAKE OVER GEORGE FLOYD CASE NOW….

HOWABOUTTHAT.BIZ Blog and Martin’s International Foundation, whose objectives include, bringing nations together through music and culture, and the promotion of reggae and world music, is in support of the family and Ben Crump attorney of George Floyd, among millions in America calling for stiffer charges and the arrest of all four officers involved with the public square murder of Mr. Floyd last Monday in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

While the charges brought by Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman against the killing Officer Derek Chauvin is a disappointing start in the right direction, it is nowhere near to satisfying the public for the execution viewed by billions of people worldwide.

In fact, Attorney Mike Freeman should freely recuse himself from the case knowing he does not have the guts to do what is right for the people.

As a result, we have proposed the following resolution for the powers that be to incorporate or to act upon swiftly, (see resolution in earlier post.)



 

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