(to say the least). With more coming out, looks like two things may be true:
This clown should never have been allowed to wear a badge,
He's an idiot.
The officer, who is now suspended form the Minneapolis P.D., feels he has been 'thrown under the bus' by his Minneapolis police colleagues, the friend said.
'He is aware that they normally come together at times like this and support each other with slogans like 'Blue Lives Matter'.
'But in this situation he has realized he is probably alone with his legal team and Somali police colleagues.
Speaking out of my ass here, but this sounds like he expected, based on usual behavior, that the other cops would have his back no matter what, and that them not doing so is based on his ethnic background, not his conduct. Or whether he should've been there at all. Hopping out in public with this crap sounds like setting up the 'It's all because RACISM!!' defense.
Since the victim was Australian, there's lots of yelling from there(appropriately), including bitching about guns in the US(No mention as to whether they plan on disarming their cops). There's also the complications for the Usual Narrative people:
In both Oz and the US, the next stage of the story would be cherchez le cop - lots of reports of a redneck officer with a hair-trigger temper and various personal issues.
But there's a complicating factor. It's so complicating that The Washington Post
finds itself running a 1,200-word story on the death of Justine Damond
without a word about the copper who shot her - nothing about his
background, record, habits, behavior. Not even his name.
Because his name is Mohamed Noor. As Tucker Carlson pointed out on
Fox News the other night, the reason you know the officer's identity is
significant is because the Post went to all that trouble not to mention it.
So: we've got a city run by politicians who seem to have their head so far up the 'PC at any cost' ass that they've lost even more brain cells due to oxygen deprivation, where there've been problems for years with immigrants who don't want to become American, and now this.
'Messy' it is already, we'll see what comes next.