The President of the United States, Donald Trump, announced Wednesday that the U.S. Federal Police (FBI) and the Department of Justice have initiated an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of a late black man, George Floyd, at his request. after police arrest in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
“At my request, the FBI and the Department of Justice have already launched an investigation into the very sad and tragic death of George Floyd in Minnesota,” Trump said of his report on the Twitter social network.
“I asked for the investigation to be speeded up and I really appreciate the work of the local police,” he added, assuring that “justice will be done.”
A video shows a white policeman kneeling on the neck of 46-year-old Floyd and arrested for several minutes for allegedly faking him. Floyd tries to ask for help and repeatedly shouts that he cannot breathe.
Later Floyd can be seen motionless before being placed on a stretcher and brought in by ambulance. Floyd’s death has sparked outrage and protests in Minneapolis, where hundreds of people have taken to the streets to demand justice.