F*ck off,” he wrote in another tweet. The “Umbrella Man” video was first posted to Twitter and a link to the video was shared by Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison. Different posts characterized that person’s relationship with the cop differently. 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. Biden takes Wisconsin, Michigan with 5 states outstanding in 2020 presidential election, Minnesota election results roundup: Map and full list of results, Election 2020: Lawsuits filed in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Georgia by Trump campaign, Election recount rules, processes vary by state, Minnesota activists plan to protest Nov. 4 regardless of election outcome, Rep. Ilhan Omar wins re-election in Minnesota CD-5, North Dakota legislature candidate who died from COVID-19 wins election, DFL projected to retain control of Minnesota House, GOP keeps Senate. Chauvin and three other officers have been fired; a federal investigation is ongoing. 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. 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. Dylan Park, an author, shared the text message screenshots and wrote, “From a close friend in Minny. FacebookA screenshot floating around social media of the so-called umbrella man from the video. Police say Pederson is being falsely accused of being the mysterious black-clad, umbrella-carrying man involved in methodically breaking windows … Many people shared the accusation on social media, falsely accusing Pederson of “kickstarting” the riot by being the umbrella man. So, it is 50/50 that the Umbrella man is cop Jacob Pederson. We need to be aware of police purposefully creating violence just to give justification for future forceful reactionary measures. It’s unfortunate that people would post and share this untrue information, adding more confusion to an already painful time in our community. 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. video that confirms that Officer Jacob Pederson was not “Umbrella Man, SAINT PAUL POLICE DEPARTMENT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE. 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. You can see a list and photos of some of the damaged businesses here. 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. Powered by. The unrest in Minneapolis/St. Prev1 of 6Next 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 narrative is ours and we must control it,” wrote one Twitter user. Heavy has reached out to Park through his website asking for his comment on the police alibi statement and asking for the names of the text message sender and recipient so they can be contacted for interviews. 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). So we also want to be perfectly clear about this: The person in the video is not our officer.”. Other Twitter users posted a side-by-side photo suggesting that the masked person was Officer Pederson. The AutoZone in question was located near the Minneapolis police 3rd precinct. The situation shows how quickly information can spread on social media, ricocheting around the web, especially in a fast-moving situation like the unrest in the Twin Cities. 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. “Here is a video of the incident which shows protesters trying to stop him from smashing the windows. St. Paul police say one of their officers is not the AutoZone umbrella man. Read about that photo here. It's not the officer, police say. The AutoZone windows were smashed at 6:32 p.m. We spoke to his colleagues, who were with him,” said Steve Linders, public information officer for the St. Paul Police Department. 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.) I’m angry mfer. 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 … 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. Floyd was pronounced dead a short time later at a hospital. 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. “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. Claim: A video shows an undercover police officer purposely breaking windows during a protest in Minneapolis. As to the alibi, Linders told Heavy: “We were able to verify where the officer was and who he was with. ©2020 FOX Television Stations, 2020 Election Results: Live electoral college map, Who won? 6:38 p.m. – Officer Pederson walks out the back door to load equipment into a vehicle. Our officer has been working hard, serving his community, keeping people and property safe, and protecting the right to peacefully assemble. 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. A social media post accusing a St. Paul police officer of being the umbrella man who broke windows at an AutoZone is false. 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. 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. 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.