Security walks off basketball game when players wear Black Lives Matter shirts
The four Minneapolis off-duty officers walked off the job when players with the Minnesota Lynx wore warm-up jerseys supporting Black Lives Matter.
The shirts listed the names of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling, both fatally shot by police officers last week. Castile was killed by a police officer in suburban St. Paul during a traffic stop. The shirt also showed the Dallas police shield above the phrase “Black Lives Matter.”
Minneapolis Police Federation President Bob Kroll tells the Minneapolis Star-Tribune he commends the officers. He says they took their names off a list of officers to work future games.
The newspaper says Minneapolis police, the Lynx and the Target Center haven’t commented.