This is a regular police call for a mill crime – someone sends a fake $ 20 bill to a deli.
But the death of unarmed black man George Floyd while in the custody of Minneapolis police and the resulting riots have forced a bitter self-reckoning of a divided nation.
The police involved have been threatened and President Trump has promised a swift investigation by federal law enforcement – but this has done little to fuel social outrage and outrage, and has actually fueled and required the Minneapolis Minnesota National Guard.
It all started when restaurant bouncer and avid business driver George Floyd, 46, tried to buy groceries.
Floyd – a native of Houston, where he had previous laws and moved to the Twin Cities six years ago to start new ones – went to the Cup Foods on Chicago Avenue South around 8pm. For food flow.
At the time the police were called from a shop clerk who said “fraud is active” – someone was trying to pay for a grocery with a counterfeit $ 20 bill and a violent crime.
Surveillance footage from a nearby restaurant shows police arriving at the scene shortly after 8 p.m. Floyd approaches a black minivan that sits with two other people.
Two officers walk up to the vehicle, whose passenger side door is already open, and one is illuminated by a flashing bulb inside.
The second officer approaches Floyd and exits the car, prompting a brief struggle before Floyd exits the vehicle. Meanwhile, passengers and a woman sitting in the back seat are seen coming out of the minivan.
Floyd is seen a few minutes later, hands tied behind his back and carried to the side of a building by two cops.
Floyd appears to be speaking to authorities, but does not appear to object.
A second police vehicle arrives at the scene, as Floyd is taken to a waiting patrol car across the street.
As two officers take him to a waiting team car, a surveillance video from across the street shows him stumbling. Received by KMSP-TV.
A video game video taken by a Minneapolis Park police officer who responded shows two other officers interviewing witnesses near the scene.
The video is heavily edited and largely disabled, but it seems that the two men who were investigated were the man and woman in the car with Floyd.
What’s next is still uncertain – but the next time Floyd is seen in the video is a viral clip shot by viewer Dornella Frasier, which shows Floyd already behind Minneapolis police officer Derek Chuvv, with a white policeman kneeling down on his back .
During his 19 years with Chuvin, he has been subject to 10 pre-conduct complaints, but has never faced disciplinary action.
During the nearly four-minute intermission, Floyd said police could not breathe at least a dozen times and asked to remove the knee from Chouv’s neck – including the grocer who initially called 911 with spectators to get Floyd up.
“Please, I can’t breathe,” he said.
One of the cops yells out, “Get up, get in the car,” while Floyd is pulled behind the SUV.
“I do, I can’t move,” Floyd replied.
Then he completely stops the move.
Police were called to the EMTs around 8:30 p.m. Hennepin County Healthcare EMS President Marty Scheer said they arrived at the scene in six minutes to find Floyd unconscious and unresponsive.
When paramedics and police were tying Floyd, he flipped over and placed him in a cornea and ambulance, where one respondent released his hands.
Instead of testing Floyd on the spot, their decision to “load and go” could be based on their race against time, Shearer said, adding that respondents didn’t know how serious the situation was.
Although it was reported that he had tried for an hour to resurrect Floyd, he was pronounced dead at 9:25 pm at a local hospital.
Police initially said he “encountered a medical episode while struggling with officers,” but Frasier’s video soon gave the lie to the claim.
“They killed him in front of Cups Foods South at 38 and Chicago,” the 17-year-old later said on Facebook. “There is no sympathy.”
The next day, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey became enraged by the footage of the incident, in a press conference with Police Commissioner Madeira Aradondo, announcing that all four officers had been fired.
“Four responding MPT officers stopped in connection with the death of George Floyd,” Frey Said on Twitter. “It’s the right call.”
In a separate tweet Tuesday, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walls That the incident “Sick.”
“The lack of humanity in this disturbing video is worrying,” Walls wrote. “We will seek answers and seek justice.”
Frey was furious again Wednesday, calling Hennepin County Prosecutor Mike Freeman for Suwon’s arrest, a spokesman said Freeman’s office is “discussing.”
Meanwhile, the FBI announced that it is investigating the incident in a joint investigation with state officials. Trump on Wednesday promised to hold a “quick” hearing on the Feds.
“At my request, the FBI and the Justice Department are already under investigation,” he said Tweeted.
On Thursday, Fred argued that “if he were white, he would be alive today.”
Angry protesters targeted local shops and a police complex in the streets of Minneapolis.
Outrage over the case spread to the sports world, with NBA stars LeBron James and Steph Curry taking to social media to express anger over Floyd’s death.
During the national anthem before the San Francisco 49ers game, James of Syv Binning Floyd and former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick posted on Instagram – his high-profile protest against police brutality against black Americans.
“It’s …. Why, ”the post said, explaining the cup’s opposition.
Former NBA star Stephen Jackson said he was devastated by his death, thanks to the physical similarities of Lloyd’s friend.
“I jumped, screamed and scared my daughter – I almost broke my arm because I was so mad,” the 42-year-old former Ned told NBC’s Today. “It has destroyed me.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called Floyd’s death “scary” during his daily Corona virus press conference Thursday.
“If I were a lawyer, I would look at the case from the first moment,” said Cuomo, a former state attorney general and Manhattan prosecutor. “There is a criminal case out there.”
Floyd’s brother, Pilonis Floyd, gave more personal commentary on the case when asked about CNN’s ongoing protests on Thursday.
“I want everybody to be quiet right now, but people get torn and hurt because they get tired of seeing blacks die, constantly and repeatedly,” he said.
“I understand why I see so many people all over the world doing different things. I don’t want them hitting on that,” he added.
“I want everything to be quiet, but not everyone can be quiet.”
With Post Wires, additional reporting by Yaron Steinbaugh and Tamar Lab