The Four Minnesota police officers including Derek Chauvin, the officer directly involved in the murder of George Floyd have been fired.
The FBI has said it will investigate the Minneapolis incident, which took place on Monday evening.
On Tuesday afternoon, Mayor Jacob Frey confirmed the four officers involved in the incident had been “terminated”.
Footage showed George Floyd, gasping for air repeatedly saying “I can’t breathe” to the white officer.
The incident in Minneapolis began with a report of a customer attempting to use a counterfeit $20 bill at a store.
The officers located George Floyd in his car and appeared to be under the influence”.
Minnesota police said 46-year-old George Floyd, who had worked providing security at a restaurant, died after a “medical incident” in a “police interaction”.
According to the police report, after being ordered to step away from the vehicle, Floyd physically resisted officers. “Officers were able to get the suspect into handcuffs and noted he appeared to be suffering medical distress,” the statement added.
A nice way of saying he choked to death on his own blood while having an officer’s knee pressed against the back of his neck while he cried out for his life.
On Tuesday evening, officers used tear gas to disperse a mass protest outside a police precinct in Minneapolis, according to local media.