KDRTV News- Minneapolis Minnesota, In an online video which has gone viral a police officer is seen stepping on the neck of a black male till he passed on as onlookers watch in horror.
I'm past rage!
Keaon Dousti کیان on Twitter: "Minneapolis Police kill a black man on 38th and Chicago. He is screaming, “I can’t breathe” as police drive their knee on his throat for over three minutes. pic.twitter.com/uKWqMWbWY9" / Twitter
— Christie Peters (@PetersChristie4) May 26, 2020
The video which was recorded by a minneapolis resident has caused anger and anxiety in the midwest which is considered a moderate state with a good record of tolerance from police officers towards the Black American community.
The Minneapolis Police chief has requested a speedy investigation from the FBI to ascertain the events which led to the demise of the man who was initially accused of forgery.
The onlookers are heard telling the officers that the man can’t breath but the officer continued to step on his neck till he realized that the man was not responsive and later they called the Ambulance but it was already too late and he passed on.
Protestors now blocking the intersection of 38th and Chicago. Some are sitting on the crosswalk, others using their vehicles to block traffic. pic.twitter.com/pf0GzKIxbN
— Alex Lehnert (@AlexLehnertFox9) May 26, 2020
The black male whose real name George Floyd, is heard pleading with the police to let him loose because he couldn’t breathe but his pleas goes unanswered till he passed on while he was pinned down by 4 police officers for over 10 minutes.
The Mayor of Minneapolis has fired all the four police officers involved in this incident, the Mayor called the incident unfathomable and totally wrong.
The latest information reaching our news desk is alleging that the black man pinned down by police is a civil rights attorney practicing in Minneapolis St. Paul, Minnesota.
Four Minneapolis officers are fired after video shows one kneeling on neck of black man who later died, mayor says https://t.co/Q3DFu4wtWo
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) May 26, 2020