President Donald Trump said in a Wednesday interview with former White House press secretary Sean Spicer that “something snapped” in the officers charged in the May death of Geroge Floyd. Trump has drawn criticism for his reaction to the nationwide protests over the death of Minneapolis man George Floyd, who died while in police custody. Trump said Monday that he was ready to call out the National Guard to cities that were unable to quell the demonstrations without the consent of state governors. Trump said Floyd’s death should never have happened. “Something snapped, I think, with the policeman and the other three watching it were—I guess you can’t put it in the same category but it was certainly in a very bad category,” Trump told Spicer. “Nothing good comes out of that. That was a very bad thing.” All four officers involved in Floyd’s death were fired by the Minneapolis Police Department. Former officer Derek Chauvin was charged with second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. The other officers—Thomas Lane, Tou Thao and J. Alexender Keung—were charged with aiding and abetting. Bail for the officers was set on Wednesday at $1 million each. In video captured by a witness, Chauvin can be… Read full this story
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