Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., claimed the police shooting of 23-year-old Dolal Idd on Wednesday was “state-sanctioned murder,” even though Idd shot at police first.
Video footage of the incident shows Idd firing on officers, forcing the officers to respond in turn.
Other officers on scene and nearby witnesses also confirmed that Idd fired first.
“When I viewed the video that everyone else is viewing… it appears that the individual inside the vehicle fired his weapon at the vehicle first,” Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo explained.
Omar has joined other Minnesota leftists in advocating for the total defunding of the Minneapolis Police Department.
But a push to see this through and replace the MPD with a new public safety unit failed this summer.
Nonetheless, crime in the city has skyrocketed as a result of new restrictions and extra scrutiny placed on authorities.
Many veteran police force members chose to resign or retire after being publicly attacked and undermined in the hours of their greatest need for support.
Omar, added fuel to the fire by blaming the Minneapolis Police Department for the recent shooting.
MPD is a joke, this isn’t transparency or accountability.
A man was killed, his family terrorized & robbed of a son and all they are left w/ is more questions than answers.
Let’s stop normalizing + justifying state sanctioned murder by those who take an oath to uphold the law. https://t.co/PPYcYvCa6i
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) January 1, 2021
Several critics pointed out that Omar knowingly ignored Idd’s violent actions.
He rammed a police car and shot at cops.
They released that portion of the video.
Case closed. https://t.co/5EJZOvzirp
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) January 2, 2021
Congresswoman railing against police for killing a man who attacked them repeatedly incl opening fire on officers. This pro-criminal, anti-police rhetoric should be helpful to Democrats in Georgia. https://t.co/hmV86tIuh0
— Rita Panahi (@RitaPanahi) January 2, 2021