Jay-Z calls for the prosecution of all police officers involved in the death of George Floyd
The first ever hip hop billionaire is using his power to help make sure justice gets served in the death of George Floyd from former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvis.
Jay-Z shared his thanks with Minnesota Governor Tim Walz on Sunday for announcing that the state’s Attorney General Keith Ellison would be taking the lead on any prosecutions related to the death of George Floyd.
BREAKING: The Governor of Minnesota just turned the investigation into the murder of George Floyd over to Minnesota Attorney General, @KeithEllison.
Local leaders lost all confidence in the local DA, Mike Freeman.
We expect Keith to increase the charges and charge all 4 men.
— Shaun King (@shaunking) June 1, 2020
The 50-year-old rapper posted a short written statement to his entertainment company Roc Nation’s Instagram pages after he spoke with Walz on the phone.
He urged Ellison to prosecute all the officer involved in Floyd’s death, not just the officer who pressed his knee into his neck for nearly nine minutes.
Jay-Z began his statement thanking Walz for replacing Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman, who previously announced that Ellison would only ‘assist’ him in the prosecutions.
‘Earlier today, Governor Walz mentioned having a human conversation with me — a dad and a black man in pain. Yes, I am human, a father and a black man in pain and I am not the only one.’