Timberwolves guard/forward Josh Okogie talked on the recent tragic event in Minnesota, where a police officer pinned his knee on 46-year-old George Floyd’s neck and killed him.
While officer Derek Chauvin was arrested Friday and charged with 3rd-degree murder and manslaughter, Okogie said ‘people want all the officers that were with Chauvin arrested’.
“I think the people, they want everybody to be arrested, all the officers,” Okogie, a second-year forward out of Georgia Tech, said Friday by phone from Minneapolis. “Even watching the video, all of the officers were negligent and none of the officers acted accordingly.
“I’ve spoken to a lot of officers that I’ve known in this area and they definitely didn’t follow protocol. Neither did they handle the situation properly or act in a way that was humane.”
Okogie was among many Timberwolves’ players, including Minnesota superstar Karl-Anthony Towns, who attended a press conference and rally that was organized in Minneapolis by Stephen Jackson, a close friend of George Floyd.