NBC NEWS RELEASES DAILY SPECIAL EPISODES OF PODCAST HOSTED BY TRYMAINE LEE – INTO AMERICA: INTO AN AMERICAN UPRISING
“Everything is on the table.” Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison leads prosecution in case involving the death of George Floyd.
Tens of thousands of people across the nation took to the streets this weekend to protest racism and police brutality in the wake of the suspected murder of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man who died in police custody last week in Minneapolis.
On Sunday night, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz tapped state Attorney General Keith Ellison to take the lead in the Floyd case with help from the Hennepin County District Attorney’s Office. Ellison was elected in 2018 after representing Minnesota’s 5th Congressional district for 12 years in Congress. He is the first African American to be elected to statewide office in Minnesota.
Host Trymaine Lee speaks with Ellison about his approach to reviewing the facts in the case, whether or not there could be more charges against the officers involved, and what it will take to create systemic change in this country.
Hosted by Pulitzer Prize and Emmy Award-winning journalist Trymaine Lee, Into America elevates the voices of citizens and captures the impact of the pressing issues of our time. See below for select excerpts of the conversation and listen now wherever you get your podcasts.
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