President Trump Demands DOJ Investigate Death Of George Floyd

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On Wednesday, President Donald Trump said he requested a Department of Justice investigation into the death of George Floyd, an African American man who died in Minneapolis while in police custody.

Trump: ‘My heart goes out to George’s family and friends. Justice will be served!’

“At my request, the FBI and the Department of Justice are already well into an investigation as to the very sad and tragic death in Minnesota of George Floyd,” Trump tweeted. “I have asked for this investigation to be expedited and greatly appreciate all of the work done by local law enforcement. My heart goes out to George’s family and friends. Justice will be served!”

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A police officer with his knee on Floyd’s neck for a number minutes was captured on video. Floyd died, despite the fact that he could clearly be seen and heard telling the officers that he could not breathe. He eventually stopped moving.

The Minneapolis Police Department fired the four police officers involved in the death of Floyd.

Mayor Jacob Frey: ‘Being Black in America should not be a death sentence’

Minneapolis mayor Jacob Frey shared a statement on Facebook about the controversial death seemingly at the hands of law enforcement.

“Being Black in America should not be a death sentence. For five minutes, we watched a white officer press his knee into a Black man’s neck,” Frey said. “Five minutes. When you hear someone calling for help, you’re supposed to help. This officer failed in the most basic, human sense.”

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Frey added, “Whatever the investigation reveals, it does not change the simple truth, he should still be with us this morning.

I believe what I saw and what I saw is wrong on every level.

This does not reflect the values Chief Arradondo has worked tirelessly to fulfill.

To our Black community, to the family: I’m so sorry.”

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