Minneapolis City Council member Abdi Warsame said in a press conference Sunday that the actions of the Somali American police officer who shot and killed Justine Rusczyzk do not represent the city's entire East African community.
It's dangerous and divisive to focus on the ethnicity and religion of Officer Mohamed Noor, Warsame said.
"We have a large, American, Minnesotan, Minneapolis community — law abiding, patriotic, that love this country," he said. "And what we're seeing is a lot of racism, a lot of hatred."
Joined by community members in the Cedar Riverside neighborhood, Warsame demanded justice for the death of Rusczyzk.