Insider talked with a previous Minneapolis cop who quit days before Derek Chauvin’s preliminary.
He said he thought revolting would break out at the end of the preliminary and he dreaded getting slaughtered.
Chauvin’s preliminary over George Floyd’s demise started March 29, and witnesses have been affirming.
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A previous Minneapolis cop who quit the division days before the beginning of Derek Chauvin’s preliminary said he did so dreading there would be riots in the city regardless of the result.
The officer, a former sergeant, spoke on the condition that he not be named, but his identity is known to Insider.
The former officer said he was up for retirement soon and worried about his safety in what he predicts will be “riots and more destruction” when the jury reaches a verdict, which could happen this month. Chauvin’s trial in Minneapolis began March 29.
“If Minnesota had the death penalty and Chauvin got it, people in Minneapolis are still going to riot,” the officer said. “They’re still going to burn the city down.”
“I don’t want to get myself hurt or killed,” he said.