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Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo responded to George Floyd's brother on CNN Sunday evening, in the family's first exchange with the police department since Floyd's killing.

What they're saying: Philonise Floyd asked Arradondo if he plans to arrest all officers involved in his brother's death. "Being silent, or not intervening, to me, you're complicit. So I don't see a level of distinction any different," he responded, adding that "Mr. Floyd died in our hands, and so I see that as being complicit." He noted charges would come through the county attorney office.

The big picture: The officer filmed kneeling on Floyd's neck for several minutes was charged Friday with third-degree murder and manslaughter.

  • Several other officers were also present during the encounter and did not intervene.

The other side: "They arrest guys every day. They have enough evidence to fire them, so they have enough evidence to arrest them," Philonise said in response to Arradondo.

  • "I don't know who he's talking to, but I need him to do it, because we all are listening."

Go deeper: U.S. enters 6th day of nationwide protests over George Floyd's killing

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Updated Sep 3, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Demonstrators protest death of Black man restrained by police in N.Y.

Dozens of demonstrators in Rochester, New York, protested into the night Wednesday over an incident that saw police put a hood over the head of a Black man who died seven days later, per the New York Times.

Details: New York Attorney General Letitia James announced Wednesday her office was investigating the March 30 death of Daniel Prude. His brother said Wednesday he called police to say he was having a mental health issue. The family has called for the officers involved to be fired.

Updated Sep 3, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Barr says "epidemic" of police brutality against Black people is "false narrative"

Attorney General Bill Barr denied Wednesday that there are "two justice systems" for Black and white people in the U.S., claiming in a wide-ranging interview on CNN that the idea that there is an "epidemic" of police shooting unarmed Black men is "simply a false narrative."

The big picture: Barr acknowledged that there is a "widespread phenomenon" of Black men being treated with "extra suspicion" and "maybe not being given the benefit of the doubt" by police officers, but he denied that this is the product of "systemic racism." A number of other Trump Cabinet officials and the president himself have denied that there is systemic racism in policing.

Pentagon approves request for 100 National Guard troops for "Justice for J6" rally

Security fencing has been reinstalled around the Capitol. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has approved a request from Capitol Police to provide 100 D.C. National Guard troops in case law enforcement requires additional support at Saturday's "Justice for J6" rally at the Capitol.

Why it matters: Security preparations have ramped up ahead of the pro-Trump demonstration, where hundreds of protesters sympathetic to the Jan. 6 Capitol attack are expected to gather.

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