by on May 26, 2020

Four police officers have been fired following the death of an unarmed black man who was taken into custody in Minneapolis, officials said Tuesday.

The death of the man identified by a family attorney as George Floyd has drawn outrage after video showed an officer kneeling on Floyd's neck as he cried out that he couldn't breathe. Floyd had been arrested Monday outside a deli on suspicion of forgery. He died later at a hospital.

Police Chief Medaria Arradondo did not identify the former officers but called them "former employees" with the department, CBS Minnesota reported.

Earlier Tuesday, Mayor Jacob Frey said what happened was "wrong at every level."

"This does not reflect the values that Chief Arradondo has worked tirelessly to instill. It does not represent the training we've invested in or the measures we've taken to ensure accountability. Being black in America should not be a death sentence," Frey said.









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