Boston Police Commissioner Says George Floyd's Death Is A Teachable Moment For Police

Boston Police Commissioner William Gross says the four Minneapolis police officers involved in the death of George Floyd should be held accountable for their actions.

George Floyd, a black man, was pulled from his car by four white officers. Video shows one of the officers kneeling on Floyd's neck. Floyd was taken to a hospital and died.

The Minneapolis officers have been fired. Gross says nowhere in any police manuals does it say to kneel on a suspect's neck to subdue him.

"In 21st century policing, you have to keep in mind de-escalation, right?" Gross said. "Procedural justice and fair and impartial policing, I don't think any of that was shown in Minneapolis and for those four officers, they should be held accountable."

Gross says departments should use this as a teachable moment — so that it's never repeated.



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