George Floyd's funeral will be held June 9 in Houston. Prior to next week's event, separate memorial services in Minnesota and North Carolina will be held. Former boxing champion Floyd Mayweather will pay the expenses of all three events after the former boxing champion's offer of assistance was accepted by the family.
It was another day of protests accross the country. Moments after police in riot gear tried to disperse a crowd of peaceful protesters at Lafayette Square across from the White House, President Donald Trump said the civil disturbances that have erupted across the nation since George Floyd's killing on Memorial Day would be quelled.
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A week after George Floyd died in Minneapolis, daytime demonstrations focused on racism and police brutality are increasingly giving way to violence and chaos by night, fueling tensions over the direction of a protest movement that has unfurled in sprawling fashion across the country. A week after George Floyd died in police custody in Minneapolis, daytime demonstrations focused on racism and police brutality are increasingly giving way to violence and chaos by night, fueling tensions over the direction of a protest movement that has unfurled in sprawling fashion in dozens of cities across the United States.
Under heavy protection, Trump and several members of his administration, including Attorney General William Barr, walked across the park to St. John's Church and posed for photos before returning to the White House.
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Earlier in the day, Floyd's relatives demanded further punishment for those involved in his death after an independent autopsy requested by the family concluded he was killed by asphyxiation from sustained pressure. The Hennepin County medical examiner later ruled the death a homicide.
A closer look at some recent developments:
Americans disapprove of Trump response to George Floyd death and protests, polls find
Americans are unhappy with President Donald Trump's response to the death of George Floyd, his handling of the ensuing protests and the way he has dealt with race relations in general, according to four polls released this week. The death of Floyd, who was killed when a white Minneapolis police officer pinned him to the ground with a knee to his neck, has brought the USA's troubled history of race relations back to the forefront of the national consciousness.
George Floyd's funeral will be held on June 9 in Houston, Texas.
Attorney General William Barr has deployed federal riot teams to Washington, D.C., and Miami in an attempt to quell violent clashes between protesters and police.
Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo apologized to Floyd's family Sunday, saying that firing Chauvin and the other three officers involved in the Memorial Day confrontation was the right thing to do.
Two Atlanta police officers have been fired after being accused of excessive use of force during a George Floyd protest.
President Donald Trump said he would designate antifa as a terror organization and blamed the group for violence at George Floyd protests.
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The survey comes as protests continue following the death of George Floyd, and amid reports of excessive force by police.Thousands of people gather in Piazza del Popolo to participate in the demonstration, in Milan, Italy, on June 7.
Floyd's funeral to be held June 9 in Houston
Family attorney Benjamin Crump on Monday said funeral services for Floyd will be held June 9 in Houston. There will be a public viewing next Monday in Texas, Crump said.
Crump added there will be two separate memorial services for Floyd. One will take place Thursday in Minneapolis at North Central University. The other will be in Clinton, North Carolina on Saturday. Both memorial services will run from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m.
Boxer Floyd Mayweather will pay for Floyd's funeral and memorial services after the family accepted his offer of support. The former world champion has not met Floyd's family, according to Leonard Ellerbe, the CEO of Mayweather Promotions.
Protesters tear-gassed as Trump vows to end riots
Calling himself "your president of law and order,'' President Donald Trump vowed to put an end to the disturbances that have broken out in many parts of the country following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis a week ago.
"As we speak, I am dispatching thousands and thousands of heavily armed soldiers, military personnel and law enforcement officers to stop the rioting, looting, vandalism, assaults and the wanton destruction of property,'' Trump said in a brief late-afternoon statement at the Rose Garden.
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Before Trump and his aides walked across Lafayette Park, police pushed away a crowd of protesters -- many of them holding up their hands and saying, "Don't shoot'' -- using shields, horses and tear gas to disperse them.
Trump's address came as hundreds of demonstrators surrounded the White House grounds for the fourth day of protests in Washington, D.C.
Family autopsy shows Floyd suffocated; death ruled homicide
An autopsy conducted Sunday at the request of George Floyd's relatives showed he suffocated to death because of neck and back pressure that cut off blood flow to his brain and kept him from breathing, a statement by the family lawyers said.
The family is demanding first-degree murder charges against Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who is shown on a video pressing his knee against Floyd's neck for more than eight minutes, and the arrest of the other three officers at the scene.
“What we found is consistent with what people saw. There is no other health issue that could cause or contribute to the death,” Dr. Michael Baden, one of the forensic pathologists hired by the family, said in the statement. “Police have this false impression that if you can talk, you can breathe. That’s not true.”
George Floyd’s brother came to Washington to speak. But his power was in the silences.
Philonise Floyd testified on Capitol Hill. What was unsaid was as eloquent as what was.In the opening hour of the hearing, Floyd was allotted five minutes to speak about his older brother George Floyd, who died while held down by police officers in Minneapolis. But it may be that what was communicated in his silences, what came through in the absences as he sat alone behind his individual witness desk, will endure.
Floyd is heard on the video repeatedly saying he couldn't breathe.
"The independent examiners found that weight on the back, handcuffs and positioning were contributory factors because they impaired the ability of Mr. Floyd’s diaphragm to function,'' the statement says. "From all the evidence, the doctors said it now appears Mr. Floyd died at the scene.''
The Hennepin County medical examiner classified the death as a homicide and said Floyd had a "cardiopulmonary arrest while being restrained by law enforcement officer(s).'' The report also noted "fentanyl intoxication'' and "recent methamphetamine use'' detected on Floyd.
Floyd's brother calls for peaceful protests
Wearing a mask that read "We can't breathe'' on one half and "Justice for George Floyd'' on the other, his brother Terrence Floyd on Monday exhorted demonstrators in Minneapolis to keep his memory alive but to protest in a peaceful manner.
Terrence Floyd chastised those responsible for the violence and looting that have marred many of the protests over his brother's Memorial Day death while in the custody of Minneapolis police, saying those acts didn't accomplish anything positive.
"My family is a peaceful family. My family is God-fearing,'' Terrence Floyd told a crowd, pointing out rioters may be destroying their own communities. "Let's do this another way.''
Floyd urged those in attendance at a makeshift memorial to learn about the candidates for public office and to get out and vote.
"Educate yourselves. Don't wait for somebody else to tell you who's who,'' Floyd said. "Educate yourself and know who you're voting for. That's how we're going to help. It's a lot of us! ... Let's switch it up and do this peacefully.''
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The crowd, which had earlier chanted, "Lock them all four!'' in reference to the four police officers at the scene of George Floyd's killing, later changed to a different chant with a similar message: "One down, three to go.''
Though all four officers have been fired, only Derek Chauvin has been arrested and charged with murder.
Trump derides governors as 'weak': 'You have to arrest people'
President Donald Trump slammed the nation’s governors Monday as “weak” and demanded tougher crackdowns on protesters following another night of violence. Trump spoke to governors on a video teleconference with law enforcement and national security officials, telling the local leaders they “have to get much tougher” amid nationwide protests and criticizing their responses.
“Most of you are weak,” Trump said. “You have to arrest people.”
More than 4,400 hundred arrests have been made across the nation in sometimes-violent protests since George Floyd's death on Memorial Day.
Disturbing sight: Vehicles ramming protesters
The sight of vehicles ramming into crowds of protesters in at least three major cities has added a disturbing element that further stoked tensions during demonstrations over the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
In New York, two police vehicles drove into protesters behind a barricade. Demonstrators in Denver chased a black SUV after a woman drove through a crowd and accelerated as a man hopped on the hood. A semi-truck driver was arrested after video showed the truck driving into a crowd of peaceful demonstrators in Minneapolis on Interstate 35, which had been closed to traffic.
President Donald Trump walks past a building defaced with graffiti by protestors in Lafayette Park across from the White House after walking to St John's Church for a photo opportunity during ongoing protests, in Washington, DC, on June 1.
Protestors are tear-gassed as the police disperse them near the White House, in Washington, DC, on June 1. Police fired tear gas outside the White House as anti-racism protestors again took to the streets to voice fury at police brutality.
Protesters march with three placards stating "BLACK Lives Matter" in the aftermath of widespread unrest following the death of George Floyd on June 1 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Demonstrations have erupted all across the country in response Floyd's death in Minneapolis, Minnesota while in police custody.
A memorial site where George Floyd died while in police custody, on June 1, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. George's brother Terrence Floyd visited the site Monday and called for justice and the prosecution of all four officers involved in the incident.
People shout slogans during a protest at Dam Square in Amsterdam, Netherlands on June 1 over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died after being pinned down by a white police officer in the Minneapolis, Minnesota.
NYPD officers stand in formation as nearby demonstrators hold a rally in Times Square in New York City on June 1, denouncing racism in law enforcement and the May 25 killing of George Floyd while in police custody.
A young boy holds a "Justice" sign as he peers outside the window of a car passing protesters marching through downtown for the third night of unrest on May 31 in Richmond, Va. Gov. Ralph Northam issued a curfew for this evening.
San Diego County sheriff officers stand guard in front of a burning bank building after a protest on May 31, in La Mesa, Calif. Protests were held in U.S. cities over the death of Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25.
People march from Parliament Square in central London on May 31, to protest against the recent killing of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis, USA, that has led to protests in many countries and across the US.
People set fire to items looted from a CVS Pharmacy during nationwide unrest in Raleigh, North Carolina on May 30.
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It's unclear how many vehicles were aimed at demonstrators, but witnesses said that the incidents seemed intentional and that the drivers accelerated as they went through the crowds.
-- Ryan W. Miller
Louisville police chief fired after another killing
Greg Fischer, mayor of Louisville, Kentucky, said Monday that Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad has been fired in the wake of the law-enforcement killing of the owner of a barbecue establishment. Fischer also said a nightly curfew from 9 p.m.-to-6:30 a.m. has been extended to June 8.
Gov. Andy Beshear ordered Kentucky State Police to investigate the fatal shooting by police and National Guard personnel. The man killed was David McAtee, owner of a barbecue business next to a food mart parking lot where the shooing took place, according to his nephew.
Police and National Guard troops, who have been monitoring protests, were breaking up a "large crowd" in the food mart's parking lot around 12:15 a.m. local time Monday when someone shot at them, Conrad said. They returned fire, killing McAtee. No one else was injured.
-- Billy Kobin, Louisville Courier Journal
Protests may lead to coronavirus outbreaks
Protests can be "breeding grounds'' for the coronavirus, said Harvard University epidemiologist Dr. Michael Mina, among the health experts concerned that the close proximity among demonstrators could lead to more cases of COVID-19.
Focus on the disease has diminished lately as media focus has shifted to the widespread riots sparked by the death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer. However, the virus remains a major threat, and it's more likely to spread among people not wearing masks and standing close to each other, as has often been the case at protests.
"There's no doubt in my mind that these can become breeding grounds for this virus," Mina said. "I would not be surprised to see in the next couple of weeks that we see increases that may be linked to protests."
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Chicago mayor: Violence, looting 'spread like a wildfire'
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Monday vehemently denied claims that she protected the city's downtown area at the expense of neighborhoods devastated by looting and vandalism Sunday night.
Chicago officials, stung by nights of violence, had shut down most streets and transit headed downtown Sunday. Several city aldermen called on Lightfoot to increase National Guard numbers to 3,000, from the current 375, and to send them into neighborhoods. Chicago Police Supt. David Brown has said his officers are better suited for community duty. Lightfoot said she "did not stand by and let the South and West sides burn."
“The fact is that the violence that we saw and the looting that we saw spread like a wildfire," she said.
Police chiefs must hold officers accountable, law enforcement group says
George Floyd's death was "unnecessary, avoidable and criminal," the Major Cities Chiefs Association said in a statement Monday. The group, whose members include police executives from the largest cities in the United States and Canada, says it can be honest about its law enforcement history dating back over two centuries "that has included institutional racism" including violence against African Americans seeking equal rights. The statement says every major city chief must take every action "within their legal authority" to hold officers accountable.
"We need to hear what America is telling us right now," the statement said. "We need to take bold and courageous action to change the narrative of our history as it relates to the disparate impact and outcomes that policing has had – and continues to have – on African Americans, people of color and the disenfranchised."
Federal riot teams sent to Washington after damage near White House
Riot teams are being sent to Washington, D.C, and Miami from the federal Bureau of Prisons. The FBI also has directed its elite Hostage Rescue Unit to help in D.C., a senior Justice Department official said Monday.The federal prison riot team arrived in Miami on Sunday.
A weekend of rioting in the nation’s capital left deep scars in the shadow of the White House and across the city where 88 people have been arrested, while dozens of law enforcement officers were injured, including Secret Service agents.
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced a 7 p.m. curfew Monday. She said significant damage was done around the White House on Sunday. There was also a fire at the historic St. John's Church across from the White House.
– Kevin Johnson
In New York: Police cars burn, no curfew planned, mayor's daughter arrested
Setting a curfew in New York City to help curb violent protests would be a pointless exercise doomed to failure, Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said Monday.
Police cars burned and several officers were injured in clashes Sunday night, the fourth consecutive night of violence in the city. Mayor Bill de Blasio, whose daughter Chiara was among almost 1,000 people arrested since Thursday, said NYPD officers "showed restraint" amid the mayhem.
De Blasio also downplayed the value of a curfew. Shea, speaking on the "Today" show, said a curfew would be ignored and extremely difficult to enforce.
“The problem is, people need to listen to a curfew and that’s not going to happen," Shea said. "And if people think it will, they don’t understand what’s going on."
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Journalists attacked by officers, protesters
As protests across the nation turn violent, members of the news media have been caught in the crossfire – or targeted. The Committee to Protect Journalists said it is investigating reports of attacks and arrests in Louisville, Kentucky, Las Vegas, Atlanta and Washington, D.C.
In Iowa on Sunday, police arrested reporter Andrea Sahouri of the Des Moines Register, part of the USA TODAY Network, on charges of failure to disperse while she was covering a demonstration that turned violent. Sahouri said police sprayed her in the face with pepper spray after she identified herself as a member of the media. "I'm press. I'm press. I'm press," she said she told police.
Carlos Martínez de la Serna, program director of the Committee to Protect Journalists, said targeted attacks on journalists covering the demonstrations "show a complete disregard for their critical role in documenting issues of public interest and are an unacceptable attempt to intimidate them."
People arrive in mass to make donations of food and cleanup items at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church during a community wide grassroots cleanup on Sunday, May 31, 2020 to secure buildings and clean up debris of the destroyed sections of Lake Street in Minneapolis resulting from the riots following the death of George Floyd.
Protestors fill the streets outside the Minneapolis fifth police precinct as curfew falls Saturday, May 30, 2020. Protests continued around the city following the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody.
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Demonstrators clash with police near the 5th Police Precinct during protests in downtown Minneapolis on Saturday, May 30, 2020.
A demonstrator holds her ground in the center of the street as she is peppered with pellets by advancing police as demonstrators clash with police near the 5th Police Precinct during protests in downtown Minneapolis on Saturday, May 30, 2020.
Protestors fill the streets outside the Minneapolis fifth police precinct as curfew falls Saturday, May 30, 2020. Protests continued around the city following the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody. (Via OlyDrop)
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The Minnesota State patrol fires tear gas as they advance on protestors outside the fifth police precinct in Minneapolis Saturday, May 30, 2020.
Peaceful protest before demonstrators clash with police near the 5th Police Precinct during protests in downtown Minneapolis on Saturday, May 30, 2020. Hundreds of protestors gathered for the fifth night to demonstrate against the death of George Floyd, who died in police custody on May 25. Mandatory Credit: Jack Gruber-USA TODAY NETWORK ORIG FILE ID: 20200530_gma_usa_095.jpg
Protesters march during a demonstration in a call for justice for George Floyd who died while in custody of the Minneapolis police, on May 30, 2020 by the 5th police precinct in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
A police officer prepares to shoot tear gas Friday, May 29, 2020, in Minneapolis. Protests continued following the death of George Floyd who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day.
A protestor reads a bible in front of a line of National Guardsmen as the 8pm curfew approaches during protests sparked by the death of George Floyd while in police custody on May 29, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Jamela J. Pettiford sings during a protest with Former NBA player Stephen Jackson in response to the police killing of George Floyd outside the Hennepin County Government Center on May 29, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Jackson, who was friends with George Floyd, spoke at a press conference before joining the protest.
A St. Paul police officer armed with a non-lethal paintball-style weapon faces off with a protester in front of the Target store near the intersection of University Avenue West and Hamline Avenue North Thursday, May 28, 2020, in St. Paul, Minn.
Hundreds of protesters gather in the streets around the Minneapolis Police Department's third precinct Wednesday, May 27, 2020. Demonstrators protested the killing of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day. A video taken by a bystander shows an officer with his knee on Floyd's neck while Floyd said he couldn't breathe.
Protesters gather at a memorial for George Floyd on the corner of 38th and Chicago in Minneapolis Wednesday, May 27, 2020. George Floyd died on the corner after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day. A video taken by a bystander shows a Minneapolis police officer with his knee on Floyd's neck for roughly eight minutes.
Merrilyn Downs prays over a memorial for George Floyd on the corner of 38th and Chicago in Minneapolis Wednesday, May 27, 2020. George Floyd died on the corner after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day. A video taken by a bystander shows a Minneapolis police officer with his knee on Floyd's neck for roughly eight minutes.
Bernard Miles Sr., left, and Evan Gray put together a barricade to block traffic as mourners gather at a memorial for George Floyd on the corner of 38th and Chicago in Minneapolis Wednesday, May 27, 2020.
Flowers, signs and balloons are left near a makeshift memorial to George Floyd near the spot where he died while in custody of the Minneapolis police, on May 27, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minn. A video of a handcuffed black man dying while a Minneapolis officer knelt on his neck for roughly eight minutes sparked a fresh furor in the US over police treatment of African Americans on May 26, 2020. Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey fired four police officers following the death in custody of George Floyd on Monday as the suspect was pressed shirtless onto a Minneapolis street, one officer's knee on his neck.
Shawanda Hill, right, the girlfriend of George Floyd reacts near the spot where he died while in custody of the Minneapolis Police, on May 26, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minn. A video of a handcuffed black man dying while a Minneapolis officer knelt on his neck for roughly eight minutes sparked a fresh furor in the US over police treatment of African Americans Tuesday. Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey fired four police officers following the death in custody of George Floyd on Monday as the suspect was pressed shirtless onto a Minneapolis street, one officer's knee on his neck.
A protester bumps fists with an officer holding a line outside the Phoenix Police Department in downtown Phoenix June 1, 2020. People have been demonstrating for George Floyd, killed by police in Minnesota, and Dion Johnson, shot by an Arizona Department of Public Safety officer in Phoenix.
People surround a police car and officers in the intersection of 5th and Main Streets in Asbury Park, NJ, Monday, June 1, 2020. The group marched through the town in protest over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
People fill the parking lot outside the Asbury Park, NJ, Police Headquarters Monday night, June 1, 2020. The group earlier marched through the town in protest over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
Protester Earl Jones, 21, right, of Columbus, marches with Columbus Division of Police Deputy Chief Jennifer Knight as protests continue following the death of Minneapolis resident George Floyd on Monday, June 1, 2020 in Columbus, Ohio. Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, was killed while in police custody after allegedly passing a counterfeit $20 bill at a convenience store. Derek Chauvin, one of four Minneapolis police officers involved in Floyd's arrest, has himself been arrested and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. During the arrest, video footage showed Chauvin kneeling on Floyd's neck for almost nine minutes as Floyd repeatedly said "I can't breathe."
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Ebri Yahloe, 26, of Columbus chants while sitting along High Street as protests continue following the death of Minneapolis resident George Floyd on Monday, June 1, 2020 in Columbus, Ohio. Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, died while in police custody after allegedly passing a counterfeit $20 bill at a convenience store. Derek Chauvin, one of four Minneapolis police officers involved in Floyd's arrest, has himself been arrested and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. During the arrest, video footage showed Chauvin kneeling on Floyd's neck for almost nine minutes as Floyd repeatedly said "I can't breathe."
Looters take merchandise from a Foot Locker store on 14th St. in Manhattan June 1, 2020. The looting occurred after approximately one-hundred young people broke off from a march protesting the death of George Floyd and began vandalizing stores and property. A Verizon Store on Sixth Ave. also looted.
A man stands with his arms crossed before flash cans were set off in an attempt to send people home during a protest remembering George Floyd at Falls Park in Greenville, S.C. on Sunday. "Go home, the protest is over," a voice said over a loudspeaker on top of a police car slowly moving toward the crowd.
Detroit Police officers arrest protestors in downtown Detroit on Sunday, May 31, 2020 after they marched against police brutality and justice for George Floyd on the third day of protesting in Detroit.
Police use tear gas to clear away protesters who blocked Interstate 35 near the Austin Police Department Headquarters on Sunday May 31, 2020. Protesters continued to demonstrate against the death of George Floyd while in custody of the Minneapolis police.
People raise their fists while listening to a a person speak after marching along Miller Rd. in Flint Township, Mich. on Saturday, May 30, 2020. Protestors marched to Flint Township Police Department Headquarters where they were met by officers in riot gear before getting the Genesee County Sheriff to agree to march with them.
Dzemila Hamzabegovic hugs Courtney Artis on Sunday, May 31, 2020, during a Black Lives Matter healing rally in front of KFC Yum! Center in downtown Louisville. The two were complete strangers before the event and embraced as they were overcome with emotion. "For white people to think about us, it's powerful. It's emotional," Artis said. "Don't hurt us. We won't hurt you."
Rhonda Mathies, 69, of Louisville, gets down on her knees as she sings "We Shall Overcome" along with the crowd Sunday, May 31, 2020, during a Black Lives Matter healing rally in front of KFC Yum! Center in downtown Louisville.
The phrase "Say His Name," a reference to George Floyd, is seen spray painted on a building as protests continue following the death of Minneapolis resident George Floyd on Saturday, May 30, 2020 in Columbus, Ohio.
Tear gas is sprayed outside the Metro Courthouse in Nashville, Tenn., Saturday, May 30, 2020 during the “I Will Breathe” rally to protest the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died after being pinned down by a white Minneapolis police officer on Memorial Day.
One of two young women arrested is taken into custody by Cincinnati Police in riot gear as the march clashes with police at the intersection of 12th and Race Streets near Washington Park in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood of Cincinnati on Saturday, May 30, 2020.
Protesters during a Black Lives Matter march and rally on Saturday, May 30, 2020, at Houdini Plaza in Appleton, Wis. Protests have been happening across the country this week, after George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, was killed Monday by a white Minneapolis police officer who knelt on his neck while arresting him.
Protesters are sprayed with pepper spray by Detroit police officers in riot gear in downtown after an afternoon march and rally against police brutality extended into the evening and became contentious on Friday, May 29, 2020 in Detroit.
Marcus Lavon of Des Moines raises his hands during a protest on Friday, May 29, 2020, in Des Moines. The protests were a response to the recent death of George Floyd, a Minneapolis man who was killed by a Minneapolis police officer.
Protesters clash with Des Moines police during a protest on Friday, May 29, 2020, in Des Moines. The protests were a response to the recent death of George Floyd, a Minneapolis man who was killed by a Minneapolis police officer.
After a peaceful march Friday, May 29, 2020, in Atlanta, the Georgia State Capitol that swelled with protestors returned to the area around the Centennial Olympic Park and CNN center where some confronted police, who sprayed some demonstrators with pepper spray. They carried signs and chanted their messages of outrage over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
Demonstrators leave Centennial Olympic Park after a demonstration and march on the streets, Friday, May 29, 2020 in Atlanta. Protests were organized in cities around the United States following the death of George Floyd during an arrest in Minneapolis.
Tay Anderson, center, Denver School Board At Large Director, dispatches participants during a protest outside the City/County Building over the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis, Friday, May 29, 2020, in Denver.
Denver police use tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse a protest May 28 outside the state Capitol over the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man in police custody in Minneapolis. Almost 1,000 protesters walked from the Capitol down the 16th Street pedestrian mall during the protest.
Protesters take to Union Avenue, shutting it down to traffic, in protest of recent violence against black citizens by police departments around the county on Wednesday night, May 27, 2020, in Midtown Memphis.
Tony Brown of Ann Arbor speaks passionately to protesters outside of the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Department on Thursday, May 28, 2020 in Pittsfield Township. The group rallied to voice concerns regarding the recent death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
Protesters clash with police during a rally against the death of Minneapolis, Minnesota man George Floyd at the hands of police on May 28, 2020 in Union Square in New York City. Floyd's death was captured in video that went viral of the incident. Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz called in the National Guard today as looting broke out in St. Paul.
Participants march during a protest outside the State Capitol over the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man in police custody in Minneapolis, Thursday, May 28, 2020, in Denver. Close to 1,000 protesters walked from the Capitol down the 16th Street pedestrian mall during the protest.
NYPD officers arrest a protestor during a "Black Lives Matter" demonstration on May 28, 2020 in New York City, in outrage over the death of a black man in Minnesota who died after a white policeman kneeled on his neck for several minutes. Concern and anger over George Floyd's death spread around the country. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said the video footage showed there was no excuse for his death."We saw a murder take place before our very eyes. And so the fact that the officers were fired, that's one thing, but there has to be some justice in all of this," she said.
Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear authorized state police to conduct an independent investigation after Louisville Metro Police and National Guard personnel fatally shot a man early Monday. Police Chief Steve Conrad said someone in the group gathered after the 9 p.m. curfew fired at the law enforcement personnel, who returned fire.
In Davenport, Iowa, two people were killed in multiple shootings after rioting broke out, the police chief said at a news conference Monday. Chief Paul Sikorski said police responded Sunday night to disturbances near a mall involving 100 vehicles and "rioters." Over the next several hours, police responded to dozens of confirmed shots-fired incidents, including one where officers were ambushed and one was shot, Sikorski said. One officer was shot, one officer returned fire and several rounds hit the officers' vehicle.
"They were not like they protests and demonstrations Saturday," Sikorski said. "What we experienced tonight, last night was completely unacceptable and it does not honor the memory of Mr. Floyd."
– Philip Joens, Des Moines Register; Billy Kobin, Louisville Courier Journal
2 Atlanta officers fired, accused of excessive force against protesters
Atlanta officials fired two police officers and placed three on desk duty pending review over the alleged use of excessive force against protesters in a clash Saturday night. Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said she saw a video, which she called "disturbing," of five officers pulling two college students out of a car downtown. Bottoms and police Chief Erika Shields made the announcement at a press conference after reviewing body-camera footage.
"We understand that our officers are working very long hours under an enormous amount of stress," Bottoms said. "But we also understand that the use of excessive force is never acceptable."
– Jessica Flores
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