The second witness to take a stand in Derek Chauvin’s trial on Wednesday was a special agent with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Requirements. Other employees of the agency are also expected to testify. then what is it?
The Bureau of Criminal Appearance is a state police agency with a wide range of responsibilities, from murder investigations to laboratory testing of samples. Since 2014, it has also investigated all police murders by the Minneapolis Police Department and other “significant incidents” such as when someone dies in custody.
The agency took over the investigation into George Floyd’s death the night before and led the investigation that resulted in the arrest of Mr. Chauvin and three other officers.
The Bureau of Criminal Appearance is located in St. Paul and has more than 300 employees, including agents, scientists and other employees, according to its website. It was created in 1927 by the state’s MPs.
Special Agent James Ryerson, who began to testify at the trial on Wednesday morning, was the agent who served as Mr. The Minneapolis police chief was interviewed as part of the agency’s investigation of Floyd’s death.
In that interview, in June, prominent Medaria Arradondo told Mr. Ryerson, as well as an FBI agent, that according to the transcript of the interview, Mr. He met various community leaders after Floyd’s death. .
Chief Aradondo told agents that he had decided to shoot four officers on the same day as Mr. Floyd’s arrest, four days after Mr. Floyd’s arrest. He described it as a “weighty” and “emotional” decision, but said that members of his leadership team – whom he pushed to be honest with himself – “disproportionately agreed that it was the right decision.”