The following paragraph has graphic descriptions of violence
An FBI investigation is underway following a fatal encounter between George Floyd and Minneapolis police that occurred on Monday evening. A video of his arrest circulated on social media where it shows a police officer pressing his knee into Floyd’s neck behind a squad car. Floyd repeatedly groans and says he can’t breathe, and bystanders repeatedly tell this to nearby police. The officer doesn’t remove his knee until medical personnel arrive and carry him to an ambulance where he was later pronounced dead by medical officials.Floyd had deep ties to the community and his friends and family remember him as a big man with a heart to match. He worked security for years at Conga Latin Bistro, and was loved by patrons.
This isn’t the first time a black man has died to the hands of the police, and Minnesotan leaders are calling for the officers involved to be held accountable. At a Tuesday morning press conference, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey spoke about the graphic video.
“Being black in America should not be a death sentence,” Frey said. “What we saw is horrible, completely and utterly messed up.”