Investigations into the death black at the hands of white police officers in the US is continuing.
Four Minneapolis police officers have been fired for their involvement in the death of the black man who was held down with a knee as he protested that he couldn’t breathe, officials said Tuesday.

Mayor Jacob Frey has said the technique used to pin George Floyd’s head to the ground was against department regulations.
After several minutes of pleading with an officer pressing a knee to the back of his neck, the man appeared motionless, his eyes shut, his head against the pavement.

Frey, speaking during a town hall streamed on Facebook, said the officer had no reason to employ the hold on the man’s neck.

Calls for thorough investigations and possibly criminal charges rang out Tuesday and into Wednesday as the country reeled from the death of George Floyd — yet another instance of a deadly encounter between police and an unarmed person of color.

George Floyd died in police custody.

“I would like for those officers to be charged with murder,” his sister Bridgett Floyd said during a Wednesday appearance on the “Today Show.” “Because that’s exactly what they did. They murdered my brother. He was crying for help.”

Meanwhile, protesters gathered for the second day at the intersection where Floyd was stopped by police on Monday night.

The outrage began bubbling early Tuesday after a video of the fateful encounter was captured by a bystander and shared on social media. The roughly 10-minute clip showed Floyd in visible distress as a white Minneapolis Police Department officer pinned him to the ground with a knee on his neck.

“I cannot breathe,” Floyd could be heard repeatedly saying in between making loud rasping sounds. Floyd died later that night.


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The Minneapolis Police murdered this brother. ⁣ ⁣ This man, who, like Eric Garner, yelled out over and over and over again that HE COULD NOT BREATHE, was CLEARLY in distress. ⁣ ⁣ He is in handcuffs. ⁣ On his belly. ⁣ ⁣ That already makes it hard for people to breathe. ⁣ ⁣ Then, for minutes and minutes on end, the officer keeps his KNEE on this man's neck – literally choking the life out of him. ⁣ ⁣ The people BEGGED for them to let up. BEGGED. ⁣ ⁣ Not that it would matter, but this man wasn't wanted for a violent crime.⁣ A grocery store thought he was signing a bad check. ⁣ ⁣ Yeah, really. A bad fucking check. ⁣ ⁣ Show me the white man that has ever been confronted and killed over this. ⁣ ⁣ People are hurting. People are out of work. ⁣ ⁣ I am so utterly disgusted and heartbroken that we live in a nation, in a time, where this keeps happening over and over again. ⁣ ⁣ Our team @GrassrootsLaw is going to fight for justice here and we won't let up until we get it. ⁣ ⁣ But here's the truth – JUSTICE would be this man this being alive right now. We are tired. We are angry. They are already LYING and saying they noticed he "went into distress." No, YOU PUT HIM IN DISTRESS and KEPT HIM IN DISTRESS. ⁣ ⁣ And this shit has to end. Call the Mayor, Jacob Frey @ (612) 673-2100 and let him know he needs to speedily fire these officers and call the DA @ 612-348-5550. That's Mike Freeman. Let him know he needs to file charges immediately. Follow @GrassrootsLaw

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