George Floyd’s death in police custody is renewing criticism of Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s (D-MN) prosecutorial record, The Week reports.
“Before she became a senator and a top contender for former Vice President Joe Biden’s vice presidential spot, Klobuchar spent eight years as the Hennepin County attorney, in charge of prosecution for Minneapolis. And while in that position, Klobuchar declined to prosecute multiple police officers cited for excessive force, including the officer who kneeled on Floyd’s neck as he protested.”
As for the officer who apparently killed Floyd, The Guardian reports that Klobuchar “did not prosecute and instead the case went to a grand jury that declined to charge the officers with wrongdoing in 2008.”
The Washington Post examined Klobuchar’s record as a prosecutor early last year: “As a prosecutor in heavily white Minnesota, Amy Klobuchar declined to go after police involved in fatal encounters with black men.”
Jonathan Capehart: Why black voters don’t want Klobuchar as Biden’s running mate.
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