Four Minneapolis police officers were fired this Tuesday in the wake of the death of George Floyd, HuffPost reports.
Floyd, who is black, died after an officer kneeled on his neck while he was handcuffed on the ground. During the incident, Floyd repeatedly said he couldn’t breathe.
#GeorgeFloyd desperately said “please, I can’t breathe” with a police officer’s knee on his throat as bystanders pleaded to release him.
Any true American would be appalled at government abuse of power. If all lives matter, then Black lives have to matterpic.twitter.com/Zdnk5IuNG7
— Bryan Dawson (@BryanDawsonUSA) May 26, 2020
Police Chief Medaria Arradondo announced the firings during a news conference. He did not give the officers’ identities.
“This is the right call,” Mayor Jacob Frey wrote in a Facebook post.