The Minneapolis police union believes that George Floyd’s “ violent criminal history” is not being put on focus and the media will not air anything concerning the matter.

In his comments in the letter posted on Twitter, the head of the Minneapolis police union, Bob Kroll, said that George Floyd’s violent criminal history and sentencing records must be remembered. He also claimed that the protestors who have gathered on the streets to show their against his death are the work of a “terrorist movement.”

Floyd lost his life last week during at attempt to arrest when a White cop kneeled on to his neck for nearly nine minutes until he became unconscious. The gruesome incident was recorded and the video was posted online by onlookers, who can be seen requesting the police to check his pulse.

In the video, Floyd can also be seen pleading for his life and urging the policemen to relieve the pressure off his neck as he can’t breathe. Floyd had allegedly tried to pass a fake $20 bill just before his death.

His death has instigated widespread protests with people accusing policemen of racism and inappropriate handling of civilians and the Trump administration of fueling and supporting such acts.

A previous report said that Floyd had been sentenced to jail for five years in 2009 for an assault and robbery in 2007. Before that, he had been charged for drugs as well as theft with arms.

Kroll also questioned the investigation against the four policemen involved in the incident and said affirmatively that his organization will do everything possible to support the cop accused of killing Floyd, Derek Chauvin, and the three other cops involved in the incident.

“ I’ve worked with the four defense attorneys that are representing each of our four terminated individuals under criminal investigation, in addition to our labor attorneys to fight for their jobs. They were terminated without due process,” he said in his statement.

Chauvin has already been terminated from his job.

Kroll also directly blamed Minneapolis leaders for cutting down the size of the police force and diverting the funds to community activists, which led to the riot in the city following Floyd’s death.

A Minneapolis police officer holds his knee to the neck of George Floyd, who died in police custody.  Facebook/Darnella Frazier / Darnella Frazier

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