DEVELOPING: Man seen pleading "I cannot breathe" as a Minneapolis police officer put his knee on the man's neck for several minutes died Monday night, prompting the FBI and Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension to investigate. https://on.msnbc.com/2AbJUiq
A statement from the Minneapolis Police Dept. released early Tuesday said the officers had responded to a report of a forgery in progress and found the suspect in his car. He stepped out of the car when he was ordered to, police said, but then physically resisted officers.
Initially, police said that the department had called in the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension to independently investigate. A short time later, the department announced the FBI would also be investigating.
Minneapolis Mayor Frey: ”This man's life matters ... He should not have died ... When you hear someone calling for help, you are supposed to help, and this officer failed in the most basic human sense."
BREAKING: 4 Minneapolis police officers have been terminated following the death of George Floyd, who was seen pleading "I cannot breathe" as an officer put a knee on his neck for several minutes on Monday night, Minneapolis Mayor Frey says. https://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/watch/minneapolis-police-officers-terminated-after-death-of-george-floyd-83923013659
Minneapolis police officers terminated after death of George Floyd
4 Minneapolis police officers involved in the death of George Floyd, who was seen pleading "I cannot breathe" as an officer put a knee on his neck, have been terminated, Minneapolis Mayor Frey says.https://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/watch/minneapolis-police-officers-terminated-after-death-of-george-floyd-83923013659