Tony Timpa Suffered the Same Fate as George Floyd — But Received None of the Attention

Tony Timpa
Tony Timpa died in custody of Dallas police in 2016 while suffering a mental health emergency. Officers kept Timpa pinned face down to the ground for more than 14 minutes.

From her home near Dallas, Vicki Timpa watched the nation erupt last summer after police pinned George Floyd face down in a Minneapolis street for more than nine minutes, killing him.

She’s aware of the $27 million settlement the city of Minneapolis agreed to pay Floyd’s family earlier this year. And last month, she saw former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin convicted of two counts of murder and a count of manslaughter for his role in killing Floyd.

She’s happy with that outcome, and glad Floyd’s family received some closure. What happened to Floyd was terrible. But in her mind, she said,

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Ryan Mills is an enterprise and media reporter at National Review. He previously worked for 14 years as a breaking news reporter, investigative reporter, and editor at newspapers in Florida. Originally from Minnesota, Ryan lives in the Fort Myers area with his wife and two sons.


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