Footage shows a Minneapolis police officer kneeling On a man’s neck for at least 7 minutes before the man loses consciousness.
On Monday around 8 p.m. 42-Year-Old George Floyd can be heard on video repeatedly telling the officer that he can’t breathe during an attempted arrest.
For 7 minutes bystandeters begged the officer to let the man up and check his pulse.
Floyd died later after an ambulance brought him to Hennepin Healthcare, police say.
Officers said the man had a medical incident during the arrest. However, footage shows us different a view.
Leaders in Minnesota are calling for the officers involved to be held accountable.
On Tuesday morning at a press conference, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey spoke about the video, which has circulated online.
“Being black in America should not be a death sentence,” he said, adding: “What we saw is horrible, completely and utterly messed up.”
An FBI investigation is underway following his death
The officers involved in Floyd’s death are on relieved of duty status the police chief said.
— Mayor Jacob Frey (@MayorFrey) May 26, 2020