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US News United States: four police officers dismissed after the death of a black man during his arrest

04:20  29 may  2020
04:20  29 may  2020 Source:   leparisien.fr

United States: Author of video showing death of black jogger, arrested by police

 United States: Author of video showing death of black jogger, arrested by police United States police announced Thursday the arrest of author of video showing death of young black jogger , which has rekindled racial tensions in the United States. © Stephen B. Morton / AP / SIPA The man who filmed the death of Ahmaud Arbery while he was jogging has been arrested in the United States POLICE - American police announced on Thursday the arrest of the author of the video showing the death of a young black jogger, who rekindled racial tensions in the United States.

For about ten minutes George Floyd had been tackled to the ground when he complained of not being able to breathe.

A new drama involving the police in the death of a black man shakes the United States. Four Minneapolis agents were sacked Tuesday after the case in which the victim's family, George Floyd, denounced "excessive and inhuman" use of force and accused the police of racism.

The scene was filmed on Monday evening by a passerby on her live Facebook. For ten minutes, you could see George Floyd, in his 40s, pinned to the ground on his stomach by a policeman who immobilized him with one knee on his neck.

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The man complained for several minutes of not being able to breathe… Meanwhile, a second policeman kept passers-by away who started to get carried away while George Floyd did not move and seemed unconscious. "He is no longer breathing, he is no longer moving, take his pulse," says a witness while the police wait for an ambulance which arrives after several minutes. Transported to a hospital, George Floyd died soon after.

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For the police, this man, who seemed drunk or drugged, had resisted his arrest by the officers called for a minor offense. And it was only after handcuffing him that the officer "realized the suspect was in medical distress" before calling an ambulance.

“Being Black in the United States should not be a death sentence”

This drama recalls the case of Eric Garner, a black man who died after being suffocated during his arrest by white police in New York in 2014, sparked anger and demonstrations in this city in the north of the United States.


Faced with this indignation, the Minneapolis police indicated that an investigation was going to be opened by the federal police. "We will fully cooperate with the FBI investigation," said the police chief, adding that the cameras worn by the police were on and could clarify the circumstances of the arrest.

Death of George Floyd: the police officer who tackled him on the ground was arrested

 Death of George Floyd: the police officer who tackled him on the ground was arrested © Copyright 2020, L'Obs He had been fired from the police. He is now arrested. Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis policeman who kept his knee on George Floyd's neck, was arrested on Friday, May 29, reports the New York Times website, which quotes Minnesota authorities. His arrest is linked to the death of this black man following his muscular arrest. A drama that sparked anger in this city, and across the country.

Meanwhile, "the four Minneapolis police officers involved in the death of George Floyd have been dismissed," city mayor Jacob Frey said on Twitter, saying "it was the right decision. "Being black in the United States should not be a death sentence," he said before at a press conference, saying it was okay for people to be angry.

Same reaction from the Democratic senator of Minnesota, Amy Klobuchar who welcomed the dismissal of the four police officers, saying on Twitter that it was "a step in the right direction.

For its part, the powerful civil rights association ACLU denounced police violence "unjustified" against people of color while strangulation immobilizations are "technically prohibited. »

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