Minneapolis Police Review Force Used in Homeless Camp Clash
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ The Minneapolis police department is reviewing use of force by its officers after their attempt to clear out a homeless encampment led to a violent clash between officers and civilians who tried to stop them.
Police say five people were arrested and five officers sustained minor injuries Thursday.
A fight broke out between officers and civilians who shoved back and forth. The group MNUprising shared a video on Twitter that appeared to show an officer trying to restrain a person by kneeling on that person's neck or upper back.
The clash came as a jury is being seated for the murder trial of a former Minneapolis police officer who pressed his knee against George Floyd's neck for about nine minutes last May.