(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 5/29/20) – – The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Minnesota) today called for the arrest of all Minneapolis police officers involved in the killing of George Floyd.
That demand came following the arrest of Derek Chauvin, the officer who was seen on video kneeling on the neck of George Floyd.
SEE: Former Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin arrested by BCA in death of George Floyd
In a statement, CAIR-MN Executive Director Jaylani Hussein said:
“We demand that all the officers involved in the killing of George Floyd be arrested and charged accordingly. Because of the seriousness of the crime, and the pain it has caused the community, we ask that no bail be granted to those officers once they are all arrested.”
Yesterday, CAIR-Minnesota joined other civil rights and community organizations at a peaceful protest to call for the arrest of the four officers.
Protest coalition organizations included CAIR-Minnesota, Communities United Against Police Brutality, Minnesota Disability Justice Network, Racial Justice Network, Justice for Justine Damond Ruszczyk, Women Against Military Madness (WAMM), Cop Watch Minneapolis, and others.
SEE: CAIR-Minnesota to Join Peaceful Protest to Call for Arrest of Police Who Killed George Floyd
Earlier today, the Washington-based civil rights organization condemned President Trump’s “racist threat of violence” against protesters, called for the suspension of both his and the White House’s Twitter accounts, and encouraged the Minnesota National Guard to affirm that it will disobey any unlawful orders to harm protesters.
SEE: CAIR Calls on Minn. National Guard to Reject Trump’s ‘Racist and Illegal Threat,’ Encourages Suspension of President’s Twitter Account
CAIR’s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.
La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.
CONTACT: CAIR-MN Executive Director Jaylani Hussein, 612-406-0070, firstname.lastname@example.org; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, email@example.com