Prosecutor urges caution in George Floyd case after seeing 'other evidence that does not support a criminal charge'

Posted 43 days ago


Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman stressed the need to see all the evidence before jumping to a conclusion regarding the death of George Floyd.

Addressing reporters at a Thursday afternoon press conference, Freeman mentioned that he had seen evidence that may exonerate Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who was videotaped kneeling on the neck of Floyd for several minutes.

"My job, in the end, is to prove he violated a criminal statute, and there's other evidence that does not support a criminal charge," Freeman said. "We need to wade through all of that evidence and to come through with a meaningful determination, and we're doing that to the best of our ability."

Freeman's answer was in response to an unnamed reporter who said Flo... (Read more)