But Floyd’s death was an urgent reminder that here, as across the country, police reform had failed, and that the time had come for something different.
The University of Minnesota was the first public institution to cut ties with MPD after the killing of George Floyd.
“It was a rush to charge, it was a rush to justice,” Freeman said of Gray’s case, despite the fact that Floyd’s death, unlike Gray’s, was clearly caught on camera.
Floyd’s death was yet another reminder that those reforms have failed.
Jeronimo Yanez, the officer who killed Castile, was acquitted, and prosecutors declined to file charges against the officers who killed Blevins.

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