Black Lives Matter Plans Disruption of Ice Race Over Officer’s Comments
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The group Black Lives Matter says it will disrupt a large ice cross race event in St. Paul if a police officer isn't fired.
The St. Paul officer, Jeffrey Rothecker, is on leave while the department investigates his actions. Rothecker apologized last month for a post he made on Facebook urging drivers to run over protesters who rallied against the police killings of two black men in the Twin Cities last year.
Black Lives Matter says it will attempt to shut down the Red Bull Crashed Ice event on Feb. 27. The race typically draws 100,000 spectators.
Black Lives Matter File wants criminal charges filed against Rothecker for disorderly conduct and making terroristic threats.