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Black man dies after video shows officer kneeling on neck

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The FBI and Minnesota agents are investigating the death of a black man in Minneapolis police custody after video from a bystander showed a white officer kneeling on his neck.

UPDATE: The American Civil Liberties Union and ACLU of Minnesota are both seeking a fair and transparent investigation for the death on Monday evening of George Floyd.

During a 10-minute-long video, you can see a Minneapolis police officer kneeling directly on Floyd's neck, while his face is being pressed to the pavement.

While in handcuffs, Floyd cries, “I can’t breathe,” and begs the officer, “Don’t kill me.”


The video that was shared online shows the man pleading that he couldn't breathe. Police spokesman John Elder says officers were called to investigate a report of a forgery at a business about 8 p.m. Monday.

Elder says the man “physically resisted” arrest.

He died at a hospital. Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey apologized to the black community in a post on his Facebook page, saying “Being Black in America should not be a death sentence.”

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