Minnesota Year Amy Klobuchar reported on Friday that while she served as a county attorney in 2006, she was unable to bring accusations that she called an illegal “lie” to the police officer involved in George Floyd’s death.
“The idea that somehow I reject a case… it’s absolutely wrong with this officer. This is a lie, ”Klobuchar, who served as the Hennepin County lawyer from 1998 to 2006, During the MSNBC interview.
The former Democratic presidential candidate and potential vice president pleaded in the air before he died on Monday, condemning reports that he was not charged with Minneapolis police Derek Chauvin, who was caught with video on Floyd’s neck with the knee. Another man was shot in 2006.
“I don’t know what else to say about this,” Klobuchar said.
“This investigation has continued until a time when I have already sworn to the US Senate,” he said. “I never refused the case. It was handled by my successor and sent to the grand jury. “
“The decisions were made in the US Senate,” Klobuchar said. Said.
A grand jury eventually decided not to accuse Chauvin or other officers of any injustice in 2006.
After being asked by reporter Andrea Mitchell about a series of police brutality cases serving as county councilor of Klobuchar, Klobuchar now believes the process of handling the cases is “wrong”.
“When I became a county lawyer, the cases involving the officer involved in the shoot went to a major jury. This was true in every jurisdiction in our state, and this was true in many jurisdictions across the country. ” “I think it was wrong now.”
“I think it’s better if I take responsibility and look at the cases and make my decision myself,” he said, “let’s clarify this – we didn’t blow those cases,” he said.
“We brought them to a great jury, we presented a potential criminal prosecution, and the grand jury would return with a decision,” Klobuchar said.
“There is systematic racism” and “there must be change,” Klobuchar said during the meeting.
“If George Floyd’s death has any legacy – it will never be brought back, there must be a systematic change in our criminal justice system in Minnesota and across the country,” he said.
When asked whether he would be disqualified from Joe Biden’s vice-election based on his actions as a county deputy by Mitchell, Klobuchar said, “This is Joe Biden’s decision and it is the best decision for him for our country to be an excellent vice president. [coronavirus] pandemic and the crisis we face. “
Klobuchar stated that when he became a county lawyer, the African-American prison sentence decreased by 12 percent.