The unrest in Minneapolis/St. FacebookA screenshot floating around social media of the so-called umbrella man from the video. In fact, he was working, as a Saint Paul police officer, protecting people and property.” Heavy asked the police if Pederson will grant an interview, but they said no, repeating that he had an alibi. The Rowan Training Center is located at 600 Lafayette Rd., in Saint Paul, more than nine miles from the AutoZone, which is located at 2610 Lake Street East in Minneapolis. “I am black you dumb motherf*cker. And it’s false. Police say Pederson is being falsely accused of being the mysterious black-clad, umbrella-carrying man involved in methodically breaking windows at an AutoZone during the protests/riots, which have broken out in Minneapolis/St.Paul. The Saint Paul Police Department today (Monday, June 8) released surveillance video that confirms that Officer Jacob Pederson was not “Umbrella Man,” the person clad in black, carrying an umbrella who smashed windows at a Minneapolis AutoZone on Monday, May 27. video that confirms that Officer Jacob Pederson was not “Umbrella Man, SAINT PAUL POLICE DEPARTMENT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE. On February 12, 1974, Klan members walked into his house and killed him while he was sitting on the couch watching tv with his family in the next room,” Park wrote. The AutoZone in question was located near the Minneapolis police 3rd precinct. However, St. Paul police insist the accusations against Pederson are false.

Some posts contained screenshots that purportedly contained unverified text messages in which someone who knows Pederson allegedly pointed the finger of suspicion against him. Some posts contained screenshots that purportedly contained unverified text messages in which someone who knows Pederson allegedly pointed the finger of suspicion against him. The St. Paul Police Department released video Monday showing Officer Jacob Pederson going in and out of a Richard H. Rowan Public Safety Training Center at 600 Lafayette Rd. A cause of death has not been released by the medical examiner’s office.

Police say Pederson is being falsely accused of being the mysterious black-clad, umbrella-carrying man involved in methodically breaking windows … It was a well-known prankster. It is clear to me that umbrella man puts the hammer into his backpack in this video. The AutoZone and the training facility are approximately nine miles apart. Our officer has been working hard, serving his community, keeping people and property safe, and protecting the right to peacefully assemble. Chauvin and three other officers have been fired; a federal investigation is ongoing. Twitter The “Umbrella Man” video was first posted to Twitter and a link to the video was shared by Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison. Police also wrote on Twitter, “RUMOR CONTROL … We are aware of the social media post that erroneously identifies one of our officers as the person caught on video breaking windows in Minneapolis. The AutoZone windows were smashed at 6:32 p.m. We’ve seen it. Video released by the St. Paul Police Department appears to show that Officer Jacob Pederson is not the mysterious Umbrella Man seen smashing windows at …

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“My grandfather used to get the same death threats and he never backed down. The Saint Paul Police Department today (Monday, June 8) released surveillance video that confirms that Officer Jacob Pederson was not “Umbrella Man,” the person clad in black, carrying an umbrella who smashed windows at a Minneapolis AutoZone on Monday, May 27. Claim: A video shows an undercover police officer purposely breaking windows during a protest in Minneapolis. You can see a list and photos of some of the damaged businesses here. Flip the pages for the police statement and the evidence social media has. “We spoke with his supervisor, who was with him. The turmoil in the streets escalated, starting on the evening of May 27, as an AutoZone was lit on fire, Target was looted and other businesses were destroyed or damaged. The department initially debunked the rumor on May 28. “We knew right away that our officer was not involved in instigating the unrest in Minneapolis because we knew exactly where he was at the time—and he was in Saint Paul,” said Saint Paul Police Chief Todd Axtell. 4:01 p.m. – He walks back into the building through the front door. Heavy asked police how they know that the umbrella man is not Officer Jacob Pederson, and they said that the officer had an alibi that checked out for that day and time. So we also want to be perfectly clear about this: The person in the video is not our officer.”.

They basically purport to show a person claiming to recognize Pederson as the man in the umbrella man video, in part because of the gas mask and gloves he’s wearing.

“Unfortunately, some people continue to spread the lie—either out of genuine concern, a lack of knowledge about the situation, or maliciousness—so we’ve taken the extraordinary step of releasing the video that shows exactly where the officer was.”, This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

We are aware of the social media post that erroneously identifies one of our officers as the person caught on video breaking windows in Minneapolis. It made the decision to release the video after untrue rumors of the officer’s involvement continued to spread on social media.

Floyd pleads that he can’t breathe and then goes silent, but Chauvin keeps him restrained in that manner despite bystanders urging police to check on his welfare. Other Twitter users posted a side-by-side photo suggesting that the masked person was Officer Pederson. My little brother was murdered by a white boy. In a statement sent to Heavy, Linders wrote that the post accusing Pederson was a “false social media post.” The man isn’t Pederson, he stated (although he didn’t use Pederson’s name). The umbrella man’s face is mostly obscured by a mask, although his eyes are visible. West | Saint Paul, MN 55102 | General Information: 651-266-8989, Saint Paul Minnesota | The most livable city in America, The Saint Paul Police Department today (Monday, June 8) released surveillance, 3:25 p.m. – Officer Pederson drives a silver/gray pickup into the training center parking lot and backs into a parking space, 3:28 p.m. – He walks into the training center through the front doors, 3:30 p.m. – He goes out to his truck and pulls away from the parking spot but does not leave the lot, 3:35 p.m. – He walks back into the building through the front door, 4 p.m. – He walks out of the building, to the parking lot and retrieves police gear. The department initially debunked the rumor on May 28. Paul came after a viral video showing Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin pressing his knee against the neck of a man named George Floyd during an arrest. Park defines himself on Twitter as “Writer: 68 Whiskey, NYT Bestseller ‘The Moth Presents: Occasional Magic.’ Director: Nike, et al.” Park has more than 33,000 followers on Twitter, including some prominent people like former President Barack Obama and journalist Yashar Ali. Powered by. The video, which was posted on the department’s website and social media pages, shows that the officer was at the Richard H. Rowan Public Safety Training Center at 6:32:58 p.m. on May 27, the moment when alarm activity from AutoZone shows the glass breakage occurred. Falsehoods have spread on social media relating to this incident. Here is a timeline of what is shown on surveillance videos from the training center: Officer Pederson remains in the Training Center until 6:38 p.m. We want to be perfectly clear about this: The person in the video is not our officer. Many people shared the accusation on social media, accusing Pederson of “kickstarting” the riot by being the umbrella man. As to the alibi, Linders told Heavy: “We were able to verify where the officer was and who he was with. What we do know is the white man in the umbrella was definitely trying to escalate things and make it seem like it was a black protestor that was doing. Many people shared the accusation on social media, falsely accusing Pederson of “kickstarting” the riot by being the umbrella man. People shared videos of the umbrella man systematically breaking windows at the AutoZone and used them to cast what police say are false aspersions on Pederson. Here’s a video of the umbrella man. The department debunked the rumor on May 28, but decided to release the surveillance video footage of Pederson leaving the St. Paul facility at 6:38 p.m. after being there for approximately three hours.

Heavy has asked Minneapolis police spokesman John Elder if police know the identity of the umbrella man, and, if so, who it is (we asked Linders the same question, but he didn’t respond to that question.) Ever. For example, people falsely claimed on social media that Chauvin was in a photo wearing a Make Whites Great Again hat, but it wasn’t him.