Smoke fills the sky after a night of unrest and protests in the death of George Floyd early Thursday in downtown Minneapolis. "For five minutes, we watched as a white officer pressed his knee into the neck of a black man".
This black man died after begging a white police officer in the city of Minneaoplis to get off his neck.
"How many more of these senseless excessive-force killings from the people who are supposed to protect us can we take in America?" he said on NBC.
U.S. Attorney Erica McDonald and Special Agent Rainer Drolshagen, of the FBI's field office in Minnesota, made the pledge in a joint statement issued three days after George Floyd's death following the officer pressing his knee on his neck until he lost consciousness during a police call over a suspected counterfeit bill.
He linked the incident to the 2014 police chokehold death of Eric Garner on Staten Island, adding that "incidents like this should never happen anywhere in this country".
They were then met by a wall of police officers who had set up security around Chauvin's home. "What I saw was wrong at every level", he said referring to the video of the incident.
RuPaul's Drag Race victor Bob the Drag Queen was one of many to speak out after the horrific death of George Floyd, a black man killed by police in Minneapolis.
"How many "while black" deaths will it take until the racial profiling and undervaluing of black lives by police finally ends?"
Protesters cross Broadway heading up toward Hill Street.
Hundreds of protesters, many wearing face coverings, filled streets around the police department's Third Precinct station late on Wednesday, about a half mile from where Floyd had been arrested. The building and at least one police squad vehicle had been vandalized before police dispersed the crowd by firing tear gas and non-lethal projectiles.
The Minneapolis police chief, Medaria Arradondo, told the news conference that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had opened an inquiry into the incident at his request. "Justice will be served!" The white supremacists are protected (while) protesting with assault weapons. Its time to work together. They could have tased him; they could have maced him.
Additionally, university police are to no longer use the Minneapolis PD for "specialized services" at university events, K-9 explosive detection.
The city's mayor, Jacob Frey, shared a tweet after it was announced the involved officers were fired, writing it was "the right call".
"We must review all video".
"We can not sink to the level of our oppressors, and we must not endanger others during this pandemic", the statement continued.
Williams said he heard Floyd telling officers that he couldn't breathe.