A video of a handcuffed black man dying while a police officer kneels on his neck has sparked outrage online with many questioning the manner how American police handle blacks.
Following the inhumane act that resulted to the death of one George Floyd, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey fired four police officers involved in the suspect’s death.
“What I saw was wrong at every level. For five minutes, we watched as a white officer pressed his knee into the neck of a black man,” Frey said of the video. “Being black in America should not be a death sentence.”
In the viral video, Floyd who is in his early 40s is seen pressed shirtless onto a Minneapolis street with one officer kneeling on his neck even as the suspect pleaded with him.
“Your knee in my neck. I can’t breathe… Mama. Mama,” Floyd pleaded with the officer.
The officers reacted and taunted the deceased to get into the car after he went silent and motionless.
He was rushed to the hospital where he was declared dead.
Civil rights attorney Ben Crump said in a statement that Floyd had been stopped by police over a forgery accusation, a charge often used for writing bad checks or using fake banknotes for purchases.
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