Minneapolis Police Department is under fire after a video goes viral of a black man who loses his life during an arrest.
In the police report, the officer was responding to “forgery in progress.”
NewsOne reports, “The Minneapolis Poice Department was quick to announce that no weapons were involved in the man’s death it downplayed as a “medical incident,” but the video prompted speculation on social media that he was killed as a result of police brutality. That sentiment was echoed by Crump, who tweeted that Floyd was “killed by Minneapolis police. Crump rightfully added in the tweet that forgery, the reported suspicion under which cops approached Floyd, is not a crime punishable by death.”
A bystander, Darnella Frazier captured the video of the man saying “I can’t breathe” repeatedly while the officer had his knee in the man’s neck. The officer is white.
She pointed out in the video that the man’s nose started to bleed while he’s trying to tell the officers “My stomach hurts. My neck hurts. Everything hurts. … (I need) water or something. Please. Please. I can’t breathe, officer. … I cannot breathe. I cannot breathe.”
Since the incident, the Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo said this would be a possible civil rights violation. The officers are currently on paid leave.
Black Man Dies After Minneapolis Officer Puts Knee In His Neck During Arrest was originally published on rickeysmileymorningshow.com