Swift Firings for Minneapolis Officers in Death of Black Man
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Firings came swiftly for four Minneapolis police officers after bystander video captured the death of a black man in custody.
The video showed the man pleading that he could not breathe as a white officer knelt on his neck and kept his knee there for several minutes after the man stopped moving.
Floyd’s death prompted protests Tuesday, with thousands taking to the streets and police in riot gear eventually confronting them with tear gas and projectiles.
Floyd's sister says the officers involved should be charged with murder.
The case drew immediate comparisons to that of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man who died in 2014 in New York after being placed in a police chokehold.