Pro-Trump Minneapolis Police Union Boss Bob Kroll Calls George Floyd a ‘Violent Criminal’

Lt. Bob Kroll, the white president of the Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis, tried to smear George Floyd in an email to his members, which was tweeted by Star Tribune reporter Libor Jan (VIDEO BELOW):

What is not being told is the violent criminal history of George Floyd. The media will not air this.

Kroll also promised to reinstate and defend the four officers who are responsible for his death.

Retired Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau tweeted that Kroll is a “disgrace to the badge” and added “this is the battle that myself and others have been fighting against” within police departments.

In December 2019, Kroll stood onstage with President Donald Trump at a campaign rally and called Trump a “wonderful president” for “everything he’s done for law enforcement.”

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported that Kroll used this tactic to smear 24-year-old Jamar Clark who was shot in head by two white officers in 2015.

Kroll claimed the black man had a “violent” criminal history in an effort to support the killing by police.

(Sources: Libor Jan/Twitter, Chief Harteau/Twitter, CBS News/YouTube, Minneapolis Star Tribune)

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