WASHINGTON (Pakistan Point News / Sputnik - 28th May, 2020) US President Donald Trump said in a statement he has ordered the FBI and the Department of Justice to investigate the death of an African American man who died after he was arrested by police in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
A video of Monday's arrest shows a white police officer pinning Floyd to the ground with his knee on his neck for several minutes. Floyd repeatedly tells the police officer that he cannot breathe until becoming unresponsive.
Trump said he has asked the FBI and the Justice Department to expedite the investigation, adding that "justice will be served."
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey said the four police officers involved in the arrest have been fired and called on the Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman to charge the arresting officer Derek Chauvin.
The MPD said police officers reported to a call of forgery in progress and found Floyd sitting on top of a car and appearing to be under the influence. The release said Floyd physically resisted officers when they handcuffed him, noting that he appeared to be suffering from medical distress.