4 Minneapolis Officers Involved in the Arrest of Black Man who Died in Custody Fired
Four Minneapolis police officers were fired after they were involved in the death of a black man who was held down with a knee as he protested that he could not breathe.
The FBI was investigating the incident, which drew the widespread condemnation of the officers after a video showed part of the encounter circulated on social media.
The death of 46-year-old George Floyd drew hundreds of people to the streets of Minneapolis Tuesday.
Protesters went to the streets with face masks on and held “I cannot breathe” signs as they chanted together near the site where the incident occurred. Several motorists honked in support.
Police later tried to disperse the crowds outside the Minneapolis Police 3rd Precinct after a front glass window was smashed.
The four police officers involved were relieved of duties, according to a police spokesman.
According to the authorities, the technique used to pin Floyd’s head to the ground was against department regulations.
An investigation into the deadly incident was ongoing.