Minneapolis, Minnesota Police Chief Medaria Arradondo acknowledged his department’s role in the “deficit of hope” in the city following the death of George Floyd.
“I’m absolutely. Sorry for the pain, the devastation trauma,” Arradondo said at a briefing Thursday.
Arradondo said criminal behavior will not be allowed in the city.
“”I cannot allow criminal acts to threaten the safety and also the trauma that already exist,” says Arradondo. “
“Crowds got large and became more mobile,” Arradondo said. The majority of demonstrators last night were gathering peacefully but there was a “core group” that was looting and engaging in other criminal acts, according to Arradondo.
“The people that were involved in the criminal conduct” were not known to local community leaders, Arradondo said.
There were minor injuries reported among community members but nothing significant, he said.