Black man named George Floyd died on Monday, May 25, after a Minneapolis police officer forced his knee into his neck to keep him pinned to the ground.
In a video going viral, a police officer is seen holding George down after he “physically resisted officers”.
George Floyd was videoed groaning and repeatedly saying “I can’t breathe” to the white officer.
WHO IS GEORGE FLOYD?
George Floyd was unjustly murdered by a Minneapolis white police officer on May 26th desperate calls from George that he was unable to breath, the police officer kept his knee on George’s neck.
Bystanders pleaded with officers not to kill him. His last words were, “I can’t breathe.”
The FBI has said it will investigate the Minneapolis incident, which took place on Monday evening.
The video, which was captured by Facebook user Darnella Frazier, was captioned, “They killed him right in front of cup foods over south on 38th and Chicago!! No type of sympathy #POLICEBRUTALITY.”
According to BBC, On Tuesday afternoon, Mayor Jacob Frey confirmed the four officers involved in the incident had been “terminated”.
“This is the right call,” he tweeted.
At a press conference earlier, Mr Frey had described the incident as “completely and utterly messed up”.
“I believe what I saw and what I saw is wrong on every level,” he said. “Being black in America should not be a death sentence.”
The Minneapolis police later released a statement claiming that officers responded to a report of “forgery in progress.”
The statement continued to claim, “Officers were advised that the suspect was sitting on top of a blue car and appeared to be under the influence. Two officers arrived and located the suspect, a male believed to be in his 40s, in his car. He was ordered to step from his car. After he got out, he physically resisted officers. Officers were able to get the suspect into handcuffs and noted he appeared to be suffering medical distress. Officers called for an ambulance.”
The police continued to note that no weapons were used during the incident and body cameras were worn and activated during that time.
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