As Derek Chauvin stands trial in the killing of George Floyd, the world watches Minnesota

March 5, 2021

By Nora Eckert

From the article: "...Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz requested a National Guard presence to increase safety during the trial.

Chris Burbank is no stranger to the tumult caused by high-profile trials of police officers. He started his career in law enforcement in the middle of the upheaval caused by Rodney King's beating. Since then, the vice president of law enforcement strategy for the Center for Policing Equity and the former chief of police of Salt Lake City has seen a remarkable lack of action.

“We have made absolutely no changes to use of force or deadly force statutes over the years,” Burbank said in an interview.

Since 2015, there have been 5,000 fatal shootings by on-duty police officers, according to an ongoing data investigation by The Washington Post..."

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