Minneapolis police 'hunted' protesters with rubber bullets

“We’re searching activists,” a US police officer jokes, adopting the voice of cartoon character Elmer Fudd.

It is one of many scenes from newly launched bodycam footage from the night time of 30 Could, 2020, as police patrolled a metropolis beneath curfew 5 days after the homicide of George Floyd. Whereas a lot of the protests have been peaceable, there had additionally been violence, with a police station set alight two days earlier.

An inner police investigation is beneath manner into the conduct of the officers. The BBC requested an activist who was concerned within the protests in opposition to police brutality, in addition to a former NYPD detective to analyse the footage.

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