July 29, 2021

‘Call me a snitch if you want’: 911 dispatcher concerned about George Floyd’s arrest, records show

A 911 dispatcher in Minneapolis appeared to raise questions with her supervisor over how officers handled the arrest of George Floyd last month, telling him that it looked “a little different,” records released Monday show.

In a brief call — audio of which was released by the city of Minneapolis — the unidentified dispatcher can be heard telling the supervisor, who also isn’t identified, that she wasn’t sure whether the officers had to use force or not.

“You can call me a snitch if you want,” she said, but cameras showed that the officers “got something out of the back of the squad [car], and all of them sat on this man.”

She added: “I don’t know if they needed you or not, but they haven’t said anything to me yet.”

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The supervisor responded that they hadn’t said anything to him, either. It’s “just a takedown, which doesn’t count, but I’ll find out,” he said.

“We don’t get to ever see it, so when we see it we’re just like ‘Well, that looks a little different,'” she said.

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