George Floyd killed by Police Officers on video
George Floyd death video as he kept screaming that he couldn’t breathe has to be the worst thing to see on the internet right now. The officers attempted to arrest him on suspicion of forgery.
The incident occurred Monday in Minneapolis, after officers attempted to arrest Floyd on suspicion of forgery. A passerby filmed an officer kneeling on the back of Floyd’s neck, as the 46-year-old was face down on the pavement screaming, “Please, I can’t breathe!”
The officer ignores Floyd’s pleas and refuses to release the man from his hold. Moments later, Floyd goes quiet and appears to lose consciousness. He was transported to the hospital and was pronounced dead.
The FBI and state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension are investigating Floyd’s death, while the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office is working with federal prosecutors to determine if criminal prosecution will be pursued.
“We promise a thorough, expedited review consistent with our on-going commitment to justice,” the county attorney’s office said in a statement. “Every person is entitled to fairness; no person stands above the law.”
On Tuesday night, thousands of protestors flooded the streets of Minneapolis calling for an end to police brutality as well as justice for Floyd. According to Star Tribune, demonstrators were met with police in riot gear who fired tear gas and sandbags. The outlet reports protestors were seen throwing water bottles and other items at officers, causing police SUV windows to break.
“This will happen again if we don’t get out in front of this,” community activist Al Flowers told the Tribune about the clash. “[This is] one of the most egregious murders I’ve ever seen.”
Celebrities have been reacting to the George Floyd death video. Ariana Grande, Snoop Dogg, Lebron James, Madonna and many more have spoken out and condemned the act
“with his knee on his neck, handcuffed and helpless, crying for his life with his face in the street is the most sickening, heartbreaking thing ive seen in a long time. This Officer knew he was being filmed and murdered him with arrogance and Pride,” she wrote. “This has to stop!! Until we can over come Racism in America— no one should be allowed to carry a gun. Most of all cops. God Bless you George Floyd Im so sorry for you and your family. And all the senseless killings that have gone before you. Will it ever end?
— black lives matters (@egirldreamgirl) May 26, 2020
They Killed another Brother.. On Video. https://t.co/RnuUqfU5o8
— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) May 26, 2020
— COMMON (@common) May 26, 2020