A video circulated around the Facebook yesterday evening, showing a white police officer pinning an unarmed black man down with his knee to the man’s neck area while handcuffed. Due to the nature of the event, none of the identities of the officers have yet been released. Of Course BSO was able to get the officers involved names which includes Officer Derek Chauvin and Tou Thao of the Minneapolis PD.
According to the Washington Post, as seen on video, the man who is struggling to breathe on the ground, while still handcuffed yells to the officer,
“I cannot breathe! I cannot breathe! “Don’t kill me!”
According to the Minneapolis Police Department, they are claiming the unarmed, handcuffed man George Floyd who had a knee to his neck, while yelling “don’t kill me”, died to an apparent medical issue later at the hospital.
The exchange took place on Chicago Avenue South, after officers reportedly approached George Floyd, who they believed was under the influence, inside of his vehicle. After being approached by officers, allegedly the unarmed black man became physical, prompting them to detain him.
The video quiet clearly demonstrates once again, white authority figures killing unarmed black people, with no immediate consequences. Bystanders who happened to capture the encounter repeatedly yelled,
“Get Off his neck, your killing him; He can’t breathe!!!”
As the officer who is literally killing Mr. Floyd with his knee to his neck, looks unfazed watching the black man suffer and slowly perish away begging for him to not kill him! Just an outrage to even watch on camera.
Local councilwoman Andre Jenkins voiced his frustration over the incident stating,
“Our community continues to be traumatized again, and again and again, We must demand answers.”
The incident is currently under FBI review.
Flip the page to see the encounter which unfortunately shows another unarmed black man being killed by the hands of a white police officer.