Transcript for 4 officers fired after unarmed black man's death
to do to save lives, and it worked. Good oof evening. We have a lot to get to tonight. The U.S. Nearing that difficult milestone with coronavirus. But we're going to begin this evening with tension building in Minneapolis after an unarmed black man died after being pinned to the ground by an tonight, four police officers have been fired. A witness recording the horrific incident. The man can be heard repeating over and over, he could not breathe. The video lasting about ten minutes. Tonight, members of the community have begun to gather at a makeshift memorial. The mayor outraged, saying the officer failed in the most basic human sense. Alex Perez has the story, and we warn you, the video is very difficult to watch. Please. Please, I can't breathe. Please, man. Please, somebody help me. Reporter: Tonight, the black man in this horrifying video on the ground and in handcuffs is dead. The white officer with his knee on his neck along with three other officers all fired. And the FBI is investigating. He's not resisting arrest or nothing. Reporter: The roughly ten-minute video begins after police have the man identified by a lawyer for family members as George Floyd, on the ground Monday night. Police say Floyd was unarmed, suspected of trying to pass a forged check at a convenience store. And also appeared to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs. His nose is bleeding. He's about to pass out. Reporter: About five minutes into the video Floyd appears to lose consciousness. Bystanders urging police to check his pulse. But the officer does not get up, and more than seven minutes into the video emts arrive on the scene and check his pulse, but the officer's knee still on Floyd's neck. Floyd, who had worked as a security guard at a Minneapolis restaurant for more than five years, died at a nearby hospital. The statement last night said he "Resisted officers." They handcuffed him and "Noted he appeared to be suffering medical distress." Being black in America should not be a death sentence. This officer failed in the most basic human sense. I can't breathe. Reporter: Those words, "I cant breathe," reminiscent of the Eric Garner case. I can't breathe. Reporter: In 2014 he said those same words. He died during a controversial arrest in New York City that set off nationwide protests. Because we have the video, we know the truth. We can see with our own eyes what happened. Let's get to Alex in Minneapolis tonight. We know the FBI is now investigating. We can see the crowd gathering behind you. You've learned the officers were wearing body cameras? Reporter: David, first I wanted to show the crowd behind me. Massive turnout for the protest tonight. Yes, the officers were wearing body cameras. Federal investigators are working to determine if they violated Floyd's rights, and whether they should face federal
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