We cannot verify the statement because it is an allegation against the officer of Saint Paul Police Department, Minnesota regarding George Floyd riot.
A video was being circulated on the internet claiming that a police officer Jacob Pederson of the Saint Paul Police Department is the one who started the riots. Later, St. Paul Police Department denied the allegations and stated that the person in the video is not an officer in their department. They mentioned that they have not identified the person in the video.
It is not possible to verify the statement because it is an allegation against the Saint Paul Police Department and there is no other credible evidence available up to 1 June 2020, to objectively verify the statement.