The Commissioner for Human Rights called for an end to racial violence in the country after the Minneapolis incident.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet condemned the murder of black American George Floyd, whose death occurred after being detained by the police, and called for punishing the guilty law enforcement officers. This is stated in a statement by Bachelet, circulated on May 28.
“US authorities must take serious measures to stop such killings and ensure justice … Procedures must be changed, preventive measures put in place, but first of all, police officers who resort to excessive use of force must be charged and sentenced for the crimes committed, “she emphasized.
Bachelet welcomed the decision to investigate the incident but expressed concern that the investigation would justify the killing on a dubious basis.
According to her, it is necessary to study and “consider the role that the deep-rooted and widespread practice of racial discrimination plays in such deaths.”
The High Commissioner also called on all protesters in Minneapolis to express their indignation peacefully.
Recall Floyd died after being detained by the police in intensive care. The video recorded by eyewitnesses of the situation shows how the police threw the man down and handcuffed him, and one of them pressed his neck with his knee.
The detainee said several times that he could not breathe and then lost consciousness.