“What in the hell are you doing?” she wrote.
Mr. Floyd, a 46-year-old black Minneapolis man, died Monday after a white police officer knelt on his neck after Mr. Floyd resisted arrest for passing an allegedly counterfeit invoice. Video of the incident reveals Mr. Floyd repeatedly telling officers he couldn’t breathe. The officer saved his knee of Mr. Floyd’s neck even after he misplaced consciousness.
The incident has sparked nationwide outrage and three nights of rioting and looting in Minneapolis.
She additionally referred to as for a federal evaluate of legislation enforcement hiring practices and requirements, variety coaching, use-of-force insurance policies and salaries.
She additionally referred to as for the officers concerned in Mr. Floyd’s demise to be held accountable by way of the felony justice system.
“My heart goes out to the families of those who have lost loved ones. But we must also offer justice through full and swift accountability — not just for their loved one, but for the future,” Ms. Demings wrote.
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