U.S President Donald Trump has promised justice will be done in the case of George Floyd, a black man killed by a Minneapolis policeman who knelt on his neck until he died.
Trump’s statement came amid big protests in and outside Minneapolis over the murder.
….I have asked for this investigation to be expedited and greatly appreciate all of the work done by local law enforcement. My heart goes out to George’s family and friends. Justice will be served!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 27, 2020
Minneapolis Police said police were trying to arrest Floyd for using forged documents at a local deli and that he resisted arrest, however, in the new multiple videos that have since surfaced There is nothing to indicate that Floyd was resisting at all.
Video shows what appears to be the start of the confrontation between #GeorgeFloyd and #Minneapolis #police officers. A restaurant's security footage shows cops taking him into custody, but the restaurant owner says it does not show Floyd resisting #Arrest pic.twitter.com/LjIerm6BaX
— Sn00pster (@sn00pdad) May 27, 2020
Bridget Floyd – the sister of George Floyd said on Wednesday morning “Me and my family are taking this very, very hard. It’s very heartbreaking, it’s very disturbing.”
She pleaded that the four officers, who were fired on Tuesday, “should be in jail for murder”.