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Minneapolis officers quit in wake of George Floyd protests

Protesters, police clash in Minneapolis a day after man died in police custody
Posted at 4:45 PM, Jun 14, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — At least seven Minneapolis police have quit and another seven are in the process of resigning, citing a lack of support from department and city leaders as protests over George Floyd’s death escalated.

Current and former officers told The Minneapolis Star Tribune that officers are upset with Mayor Jacob Frey’s decision to abandon the Third Precinct station during the protests.

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Demonstrators set the building on fire after officers left. Protesters also hurled bricks and insults at officers.

Numerous officers and protesters have been injured. Mylan Masson, a retired Minneapolis officer, and a use-of-force expert says officers don't feel appreciated.