4 Minneapolis police officers kill black man as one knelt on his neck 8 minutes

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BJ Murphy

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An FBI investigation is underway and four officers have been fired following a fatal encounter Monday between Minneapolis police and an unarmed black man.

In a statement early Tuesday, police said the man had a medical incident during an attempted arrest. However, video of the encounter shows an officer with his knee on the man’s neck for at least seven minutes. Before the man loses consciousness, he repeatedly tells officers that he can’t breathe.

Leaders in Minnesota are calling for the officers involved to be held accountable. Rep. Ilhan Omar, who represents Minneapolis, called for the Department of Justice to investigate immediately.

“It is sickening to watch this black man be killed while helplessly begging for help,” she said in a statement.

Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan also reacted to the incident, calling the video “disturbing” and demanding justice.

“The lack of humanity in this disturbing video is sickening. We will get answers and seek justice,” Walz said.

Four Minneapolis police officers have been fired following the death of an unarmed black man in police custody Monday night.

Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo announced the

4 Minneapolis police officers were fired following their involvement in a black man’s death after a cop knelt on his neck for 8 minutes

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BJ Murphy is a radio personality based out of Charlotte and Chicago. He is a 27 year veteran having been on the air in Chicago, Dallas, Baltimore, Washington, Kansas City, New York, and Charlotte. Mr. Murphy's radio show was syndicated through Superadio in 2005 in several markets.

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