Documents Pertaining to Protests after the Murder of George Floyd

On May 25th in Minneapolis, a MN PD Officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on George Floyd’s neck for approximately 7 minutes until he was dead. The police were originally called when Floyd matched the description for a forgery case with “damages” totaling $20. A captured video of the event became viral and captured the anger of communities across the nation, which has lead to a wide array protests over almost every state.

This project looks to capture important information created within public agencies - mostly city administrations and police departments - and seeks to observe greater detail of how they have decided to handle these events. Public Records cast a light on reactions, planning, and sometime deliberations of internal decision makers and should be preserved as important historical documentation.

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