Cops in This State Still Don't Want to Explain Why They Kill People

Published Sep 15 2021 at 8:50 AM GMT
  • GettyWithin weeks of the police murder of George Floyd last year, Johnathon McClellan was hard at work trying to make it harder for cops to kill people for no reason.
  • In previous years, McClellan told The Daily Beast, criminal justice reform was the sort of issue Minnesota state lawmakers would only discuss behind closed doors.
  • But after a furious nationwide demand for changes to policing and for accountability, he believed past pipe dreams like ending qualified immunity for cops and making body-cam footage of killings immediately available might finally have their movement.
  • Tim Walz signed into law last July left in place policies like qualified immunity, a federal standard that effectively shields police from much civil litigation.
  • But it did include a ban on chokeholds, and a requirement for officers to intervene if they witness another officer use unnecessary force on the job.



  • Published Sep 15, 2021 8:50 AM GMT