Chattanooga police chief’s tweet condemning police brutality goes viral

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WATE) – The Chattanooga Police Chief’s response to the death of George Floyd is going viral on twitter with more than 600,000 likes.

Four Minneapolis officers involved in the arrest of George Floyd who died in police custody were fired Tuesday after a bystander’s video showed the man pleading that he could not breathe as a white officer knelt on his neck.

Floyd’s death has sparked protests across the country. Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey has called for criminal charges against the officer who knelt on Floyd’s neck.

Chattanooga Police Department Chief David Roddy on Wednesday called on law enforcement officers who don’t see a problem with the death of George Floyd in police custody to turn in their badges.

“There is no need to see more video. There’s no need to wait to see how it plays out. There is no need to put a knee on someone’s neck for nine minutes. There is a need to do something. If you wear a badge and you don’t have an issue with this, turn it in.”

Chattanooga Police Chief David Roddy

The tweet has been retweeted over 150,000 times and has over 600,000 likes.

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